Tuesday, October 21, 2008
TO HELL WITH YOU FOR COMPLAINING TO HDB THAT OUR RENO WORKS IS NOISY..
IF U THINK U BERI HIGH CLASS, GO STAY IN A CONDO LAR...
CANNOT EVEN TOLERATE A BIT OF NOISE.. FALSE CEILING CANNOT DRILL HOLES, HOW TO INSTALL LIGHTS?? IS IT MAYBE BECOS' YOU USED ALL UR MONEY BUY THE APARTMENT UNTIL CANNOT AFFORD INSTALLING LIGHTS HAR?
EVEN IF IT'S NOISY.... CANT U JUST POLITELY ASK THE WORKERS TO REDUCE THE NOISE? WHY MUST U MAKE SUCH A BIG HOOHA AND A DIN OUTSIDE MY HOUSE?? COMPLAIN TO HDB SOMEMORE..
I WILL MAKE SURE THAT SINCE YOU ARE SO UNREASONABLE.. NEXT TIME.. IF U EVER MAKE NOISE, I SHALL COMPLAIN U ALSO.. NO WAIT... WAT COMES AROUND GOES AROUND.. ONE DAY.. SOMEONE WILL COMPLAIN U TOO!
U FORKING FEMALE DOG!!
Havent moved in already got such idiotic neighbours! Definately u will be on my hate list and you wont be invited to my HOUSEWARMING!
Thank god, Benard and Lynette are such nice neighbours!
Thursday, September 25, 2008
I received compliments for the hamburgers I made..
I received compliments for the crabby snacks (it's actually shredded crab-sticks in mayo/garlic/cheese slices/ chilli/ spring onions on bread, topped with parmesan cheese and toasted to 'perfection' in the toaster oven) with I made for hubby's colleagues...
I LOVE MYSELF..
I'm going to be on my 1st air flight!!!! Ok.. I'm not exactly thrilled... China got the evil milk scare lor.. So dairy products is definately a NO-NO on my eating list.. Dunno what to buy back leh..
Going on budget airline - Tiger Airways... and my flight is tomorrow noon. Gotta check in at 10.45am. So the management informed us to be there by 10am and we have to help our councillors to check in (guide them lar). Our better'er' minister Lim will be joining us, along with mayor, MP Ms Ellen and Dr Lim.
It's our annual Council Retreat and this year I was nominated by my boss, approved by GM to go. Last year was Charlie Brown who went to Vietnam. Going there to work actually..
Anyway.. my mum wanted me to check out the place cos she was thinking of going there with my dad at the end of the year.
So.. I will be away for the weekend.. and back on Sunday night. Hubby was joking that he can go out and mess around.. with his male colleagues (-.-). Sometimes, I wonder if he's a gay... HA HA HA HA.. He got his office darling one hor..
Wish me a safe trip everyone!!!
====== Updates on Renovation ========
Unfortunately..... we always go there at night to check our reno progress, having without lightings, we couldnt take any pictures lar..
Anyway, our living room flooring is already done, kitchen is starting soon.. and the bedrooms are 1/2 done. Estimating the flooring to be done by Friday.
I'm quite happy with the results as of now.. white flooring.. and the gaps between each tile is about 1 toothpick apart. Without the lights, the living room is still visible with minimum lights. At least not totally dark..
I'm anxiously waiting for my new house to be done.. Our sanctuary... resort.. and get-away home..
House-Warming... ETA December 2008.. So peeps.. watch out for my sms and emails!
Btw.. just a reminder.. if you are planning to get me gifts.. please avoid the following:
1) Coffee Maker - both of us dun drink kopi..
2) Tupperware - my mum bought me a whole carton, full of every single size found available until I can organise a tupperware party
3) Pots/ Pans - my mum bought me (again) many of these since she knows her daughter loves to cook...
4) Mini Hi-Fi - My disciple has already aimed to buy me that..
5) Hair-dryer - Seriously... I dont use it...
1) Philips Pro-Smoothie maker (ok.. even if it's just A philips smoothie maker is good enough)
2) Waffle Maker
4) Thermal Flask
5) Toaster Oven (ok.. why do I want it when I got an oven? cos... it's more energy-saving to toast bread with the toaster oven than an oven wat... )
6) 42-inch LCD TV
Ha ha ha.. the last 2 items, if anyone can buy and give me... I PROMISED TO COOK DINNER TO TREAT THAT PERSON!
My parents really dote on me.. they have already bought for me a 32-inch HD ready LCD tv, all the pans and pots, tupperwares and even fork out money when I want a Mac-Mini and not forgetting sponsoring $700 to my washing machine.
My in-laws... gave us $1500 to buy our fridge and any other necessities..
My aunt gave us $1000 to buy anything we want for the house.. and I have used it for my cookerhood, stove, and oven (i just need to top up with another $400)
It's definately a RESORT when the reno is done.. and I'm more than willing to let my family / friends make it into a gathering point (provided someone help me to clean up the mess after).
========= My Birthday =============
Nothing much exciting on that day... just a simple jalan-jalan in town..
I received the following presents:
$100 from my colleagues who really have no idea what I want or need, so they gave me an ang pow to buy whatever I want.. not forgetting, a really nice card! Oh.. I used the moolah to pay for my Benefit spree that I ordered in early Sep..
A pair of Armani Sunglasses from my hubby.. It's just so NICE!!!
2 jeans + 2 tops from Club Marc from my BFF (hey I got BFF too!) - although it's 50% off, it's still not cheap lor! Thanks bestie!!
A super cool personalised self-made card from Khai, my ex-husband in CDC (wahahahaha.. I had affair at work)
A cute bear from J, da man...
Oh... should I consider my new Mac-Mini from my mum as my b-day pressie too? :P
I'm so blissed!!!
Pictures to be uploaded as soon as I have the mood to take the pic.. LOL
Friday, September 05, 2008
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Another new recipe! Ok.. Sharlene is hoping for makeup applications.. but pai seh, my camera dun seem to pick up the makeup well. My pic all machiam I never put anything one lor..
Ok... I just try try only.. still need to improve cos' it din turn up crispy as i hope it would be..
(A - Batter)
2 cups of flour (**note: I was using plain flour but result was not fantastic)
1 tablespoon of baking powder
1 can of SODA water (plain soda water)
(B - the fish and the chips)
Russet potatoes - peeled and cut into wedges or strips, up to you)
Fish fillet (frozen/ fresh also can.. )
I bought a pack of 6 fillets-frozen and the batter left with a bit but I guess should be enough to make 8.
How to make?
For the batter, I learn this on this food show Food911. Pretty easy to make, so I decided to make it myself.
Combine plain flour + baking powder, mix well. Home Econ teacher used to tell us to sieve the powders but.. heck lar.. LOL~
Anyway, please note that the flour could be the reason to why my fish wasnt crispy, so I will experiment next time and update accordingly. However if any one of you knows... PLEASE TELL ME! :P
Add in the soda water, fold in the flour mixture using your whisk. Yes.. you will see bubbles... dun just stare! WORK YOUR HANDS!
Add in the eggs to your mixture also.. mix everything until it forms a slightly fluid consistency. Meaning to say, when you use a spoon and scoop the mixture up, the batter should be like those thicken gravy type. If it's dry, add more soda water.
Make sure there's no lumps of flour hor.. btw, I also added in a bit of my garlic spice mixture and sesame oil. Aiyah.. it's Shannon's version what.. of cos I must add in special things.
Prepare a pot of hot oil or if you have a deep fryer, just use it..
Your fish fillets must be THAWED hor... dun stupid stupid use the frozen fillets... wait all the hot oil spray all over your face and you will become like me.. scar face! :P
Marinate your fillets if you want.. otherwise, powder your fish fillets with corn starch. The show recommends corn mill (grinded corn) but I have no idea where to get that. The corn starch is for the batter to have something to hold on to.. otherwise it will just say bye bye to your fish upon touching the hot oil.
Coat with a layer of batter....
Your oil should be relatively hot by now...
Slowly put in your battered fish fillet.... DO NOT THROW IT IN! I know some girls scared, just dump/ throw/ fling the food into hot oil. NEVER NEVER DO THAT! Just slide it in.. the oil is hot enough to cook the batter, and there's no water, so.. no OIL fountain.. no need to be scared..
Lower the heat slightly...
Cook until golden brown. My first attempt... it was brown.. BROWN!! I forgot all about the heat.. yes.. genius makes mistakes too you know! WAHAHAHAHA
Your fish is then done.. Simple hor?
As for the chips.. AIYAH JUST FRY THEM LAR..
Good enough to eat.. ok.. maybe not the crispy part.. but... here it is!
What can I say.. I lurve myself! LOL~ *thick-skinned*
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Been grabbing anything that feels like a mic.. and started singing unknowingly...
Singing from bathroom..
Singing while surfing net...
Singing in my sleep!!!
Of cos not lar..
Practising the following songs from Gary Cao Ge..
Known to be super hard to sing!
It's hard to remember where to go high.. change to fake voice etc..
I even once thought of going for singing classes when there's a recruitment going on for one of the known singing schools. Of cos.. not for participating in those singing contests lar... I where got the figure and looks.. I just enjoy singing for leisure.
Anyone wanna join me? I told my hubby once... he just gave me the looks.. and said... "ORH"
Oh oh.. this song has been ringing through my head for quite some time.. and I finally got to know the song name.
Found the original singer's clip on Youtube too!
Open Arms by Journey... Seemed like a good song to sing at KTV! It's one of the background music of "格斗天王".
All of a sudden... I was thinking about the songs that I wanna play during my wedding (if there's any)
1) Truly Madly Deeply ( Savage Garden)
3) Open Arms (Journey)
4) 世界唯一的你 (曹格)
5) 梁山伯与朱丽叶 (曹格&卓文萱）
6) I Still Believe (徐若瑄&曹格)
7) First Love (Utada Hikaru)
8) 唯一 (王力宏)
10）你最珍贵 （张学友& 高慧君）
11) I knew I loved you (Savage Garden)
I knew I loved you...... yup.. that best described me and my hubby. We met through ICQ (aiyoh.. so retro.. wahahaha) less than a year after I broke with my ex.. we then chatted on fone.. and then... "WHAM!"
That mysterious feeling filled me... I knew I loved you before I met you, I have been waiting all my life....
The lyrics really can describe my feelings.. somehow I felt as though I might have met him way way before we actually met (ya... indirectly met each other during my cousin's army funeral -.- )
We met on Sept 10 in ICQ.. less than 3 days, we became boy-girl friends (arent we silly? ha ha ha).. then now... 7 years later.. we are married.. and waiting for our love nest..
More sweet memories to come..
Saturday, August 23, 2008
I convinced myself... to buy something(s) for myself...
I'm not gonna tell u guys what it is.. now..
I will tell u guys soon!
p/s: Wondering whether I shd do a step-by-step makeup guide for the gals... or... step-by-step cooking guide... Anyone wanna tell me?
I'm a lousy blogger.. cos' I dun update regularly..
Anyway, bo lang complained..
So.. what have I been up to?
It's another 3 weeks to my 27th birthday...
I'm telling you... it's not a good feeling..
FEELING OLD LEH...
Furthermore.. I'm been having this stupid urge of shopping for like.. since August?
I'm like... wanting to buy makeup... skincare products... clothes... swimwear.. making new pair of glasses.. buying new sunnies... new shoes for work and for leisure.. a sling bag for leisure..
Look at the LIST!!!
I kept resisting the temptation..
I only managed to prevent myself from buying new shoes cos' nothing pretty much caught my eyes, the ones I like either dun have my size, colour i like or simply... f**king expensive.
Those i like.. as usual... my boobs are a pain.. front is always too tight esp those buttoned blouses, else.. it's the cutting that is damned fugly.. supposed to wear clothes that look nice on u.. not those tat makes u look ugly.
Cdnt find one that's the right size..
Just wanna get a nice tankini... but... those online.. are ex.. fancy one that's from Victoria Secrets, but.. not sure if it can fit me. Oakley also has one... but... skeptical leh
So in the end..
makeup... skin care products... new glasses... new sunnies...
Wallet BIG HOLE liao...
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Ok.. going passed a KTV (aka PartyWorld) every now and then doesn't count hor..
Thus.. to relieve my urge (STOP THINKING SO YELLOW!) .. Going to Youtube, staring at the screen, singing like nobody's business when the clip is playing has been one of the many activities I have when at home (apart from doing data entry, churning pivot tables on excel spreadsheeets for report, etc... basically there's no work-life balance... ).
You probably thinking how come I not playing my xbox360? cos.. my hubby's been hogging it every night.. playing his Battlefield: Bad Company, NBA Live08, FIFA 08, Oblivion etc... ever since we got our Xbox360 console exchanged when it died a few weeks ago..
I'm at my last disc of The Lost Odyssey, but.. dunno why I cdnt find the 'desire' to complete it. Ok.. frankly... once I start, I cant stop, so I could be playing all the way till the wee hours of the night without realising it. BAD!
Anyway, I was going through my old old pics that was taken last time.. Stared at them, and thought to myself...
"oh bloody hell! So UGLY sia! Look at my HUGE ARSE!!"
Hey.. wait.. I wasnt even born pretty and with a small arse in the first place.. (-.-)
Came home relatively early today... and I was like clueless on what to do to pass time... Hubby went for site survey @ LeisureWorld (on board the ship lor.. ) and wont be back until night time. Wanted to go jalan-jalan at town area but was dragging my laptop around - not a good choice lor.
I must tahan and save my money.. That Bobbi Brown new fall Mauve collection looks so deliciously appealing to me.. and it's only coming to Singapore in mid August. :(
I even have to resist going on Ebay.. god knows what ting will catch my eye and I probably will fall into its temptation..
ARgHhh.. must save money..
F**king Hitachi Credit is only loaning me 24k for my reno. Really f**k lor.. the whole reno costs at least 40k and they only loaning me 24k, for a moment I tot I dun have a good credit record (which is NOT TRUE).. so when I PAID money to see my CBS report, I'm telling you... NOT many peers of my age will be debt free, k!
I paid my credit card bills on time and basically CLEARed every single cent (sometimes I even pay more). Even my hubby's car loan is paid on time every month without fail, till GE money once even offered to loan us $3000 without any conditions, direct transfer to our bank account under 1 year free interest (of cos, we din take up.. hate to be in debt) immediately.
Probably the only thing I never pay on time is my hp and broadband bills... well.. cant blame me.. my hp bill is less than $40 per month, so I usually clear it every 2 months.. LOL. As for my broadband, well... also cheap cheap thus I only clear it every 2 months too..
Whatever it is... I'm going to check out RHB and DBS liao.
BTW.. STANDCHART SUCKS!!!
Even though I have their credit card (cos some of the shopping places I go, standchart offers good discounts), they took AGES to process... CENTURIES to send to me..
Unfortunately they are one of the few banks that offer renovation loan, thus when I went to their Woodlands branch to apply, the CSE told me to call their hotline, cos processing take longer if applied over the counter (I dun mind waiting wat! stupid B I(a)TCH!). The f**king telephone number she gave me was INVALID. So.. I called their hotline, was told that a Sales personnel will call me within 2 days. I waited for 1 week.. NO CALLS.. then I filled up their online form, requesting for the sales personnel to CALL me cos I'm interested to apply (yes.. GIVING THEM BUSINESS HOR) and even sms (kia su lar).
I only received a call from a girl with a HEAVY i-n-d-i-a-n accent (definately dun sound local), mumbling away about my sms on applying for the renovation loan. I explained to her that I'm interested to apply, but I would like to understand more (like payment details to my contractor etc). She then mumbled about calling me back at 1pm (she called me at 11am) and so I waited.... and waited.. 2pm liao.. NOONE CALLED. So maybe I thought she was talking about 1pm the next day.. and so I waited.. and waited.. and waited again.. AGAIN... NOONE CALLED ME BACK!
When finally I got a call from Standchart yesterday... guess what? THE IDIOT CALLED ME TO APPLY FOR THEIR CREDIT LOAN.. I told him I'm not interested, he then asked me further if I own any credit cards, maybe can consider to take up their low-interest transfer rate or something.. By now, I'm damned irritated..
I replied, "No thank you. Please understand that I'm not interested. I clear my credit card bills every month, and has NOTHING to transfer. Good bye." I hung up.
Once their card is with me for a year... I'm gonna tell my hubby not to use it, cut it up and sent back to them. LOUSY LOUSY LOUSY!!!! Cant even give me what I requested for!
Saturday, July 19, 2008
I went for exercise in my makeup as well, and after a bath, my makeup still there with a slight tint of blush. Probably just need to touch up a little with pressed powder but I didnt. Cos going home liao wat.. no need to waste makeup.
Previously, I'm like around.. 80kg? then dropped around 76kg.. then.. increased to around 78kg again (for not exercising for 4 months) ...
Since May, I pushed myself back into exercising.. and the last time I weighed myself around the 1st week of July, I'm 74kg!!! WOOoHoOOOOO!!!!!
But... actually.. my ideal weight for 1.58m should be less than 60kg. KNN..
Another 14kg to go..
To do that, I need to be very very disciplined i.e.: gym 1 hr, 3x a week (like as if it's that easy.. with so much work to do), diet... really.. diet.. like totally can forget all the bad-for-diet foods..
So.. I'll be missing out a lot.. therefore, I decided, not to make it such a boring thing.
Here's my plan:
1) Gym 3x a week if possible, else at least minimum 1x , OR jog-a-walk at Lakeside Park.
2) Heavy breakfast (very important meal of the day), lunch - light (anyway, probably wont be able to eat much cos of the heavy breakfast), dinner - half the amount I usually eat i.e.: less rice, more veggy, moderate amount of meat and drink lotsa water!
3) Avoid fried/ oily foods whenever possible. Only give myself a treat once in a while.. chocolates and ice cream can be eaten as an encouragement for keeping myself on schedule.
Target weight: 70kg by Sep 08.
I can do it.. for the sake of being able to buy clothes with ease.. to be in tip top condition if we ever gonna have a photoshoot or for our chinese wedding tea ceremony ..
How to motivate oneself? Easy..
Plan for yourself a short term goal that's achievable.. for myself it's 4kg in 2 months.
Focus on your new running shoes that you buy for exercising.. if you buy it, you gotta be wearing it, right?
Imagine your exercise clothes that's getting looser, and you look radiant when you look yourself in the mirror inside the gym..
Attempt to try on exercise gear that you couldnt wear previously in the store, trying is free wat! Furthermore you might be surprised that you can fit in, maybe not loose but at least you dun look like ba-chang.. I'm hoping I can fit into Nike Women's XL size soon.. Thank god, Reebok got UK16 exercise gear that's cheap and stylish. Go exercise also must go in style what.. If you feel good, you will look good too.
All those working pants and clothes that you previously felt that's a little tight, no longer feel tight at certain areas now.. A pair of pants I bought previously (in April) felt body-hugging when I first bought it (but still fit me then - except I gotta wear a corset to keep those flabby tummy love handles cos they are also visible when I'm standing), now it's loose, not only at the waist area, but also at the thighs. No longer have the extra love handles even when I'm standing (sit down still have lar)
Your skin also becomes clearer and glows! Yup, last year when I was exercising (and going for classes), my skin was clearer also.. hey imagine, I wore makeup to exercise hor (after work mah) and less breakouts some more.. Then when I stopped, my acne friends came back and the scars wont go away lor!!!
Talking about skin...
Like I mentioned, it's clearer.. and the scars are FADING!! yes... they have FADED!!
His car got kissed at the back by a garbage truck.
Luckily, he didnt suffer any injury except for his neck. Whiplash.. they called it.
His car gotta go to the car-siptal (ha ha ha.. car hospital lar.. aka workshop) for a change to his bumper.
Anyway, he scared my mum half to death when he called. Took urgent leave to accompany him to see a doctor and xray.
Hubby also took leave.
So now, Brother gets to drive a Nissan Sunny until his Picanto comes back.. from 1.1litre to 1.6litres, from butt-less to.. butt-ful? HA HA HA..
Oh.. our workshop had helped us to claim around $1100 of insurance from the idiot who parked his van on a double zig-zag (cant remember white/ yellow) line road and opened his door when my hubby drove our antique race car past it (location is at a tiny lane behind UOB Plaza). Side mirror cracked.. Idiot insisted not paying $40 (we asked for $75), and so.. hubby told the workshop to claim the idiot's insurance lor. Idiot also wanted to claim ours, saying that hubby was speeding (he's driving at 40-50km/h which is WITHIN THE SPEED LIMIT)... but hey, he wont win lor.. Why?
Cos he's already in the wrong for PARKING on the road with DOUBLE ZIGZAG LINES (ok.. serious, white/ yellow?) and moreover, IDIOT NEVER CHECKED BEFORE OPENING DOOR!
In 2 months' time we will be getting a new paint work for the car.. WooHoo~!
We brought back his ashes, placed his fave crabmeat (kitty snacks) and cat biscuits in front of his little urn. Brownie is still adjusting to being alone... Once in a while she will walk around the house, meowing... as though she's calling for Fei Mao. When Fei Mao passed away, she was restless and pretty emo, never stepped into my brother's room then. However once we brought Fei Mao back, she immediately went into his room, up onto the bed and laid there. It felt as though he's back, and she's lying there beside him like the usual..
As much as my parents tried to persuade us not to bring back, we insisted. He's part of the family, brought back to our home since young. He never left the house before.. leaving him alone to fend for himself in a totally unusual place, that's not possible. My brother told me that his gf refused to come to our house anymore because of the ashes. I find it amusing...
It's just ashes.. even if the 'spirit' comes back and stays in the house, what harm can he do? Even when alive, he just laid down at the computer table or the bed to laze, never even bother anyone. So even his spirit will just do the same..
In fact now, he's like a guardian angel.. making sure everyone in the house is safe..
Hubby says Fei Mao probably died to block some disaster in the family, maybe that's Fei Mao's way of saying thanks to us for taking care and doting on him for the past 14 years. I guess I felt the same way.. he was still strolling around in the house, lazing at the living room when all of a sudden, he just grasped for breath, dragging his hind legs to go to his fave spot.......... to wait for his master to return, to see him, before he leaves...
I never regret bringing strays home.. To date, I brought 4 kitties home, Fei Mao, Brownie, Boy-Boy (the blue-eyed tabby kitten with brown paws) and P-P (the fiesty cat that now dominates my hubby's house). I'm an animal lover.. dogs, cats, birds, tortoises, fishes etc... I couldn't bear to see an animal suffering. Whenever hubby sees a dead dog/ cat/ bird lying in the middle of the road, he will warn me and I'll just look elsewhere. More or less, I've developed a slight phobia of seeing such after witnessing a cat being hit by a car. I hate watching movies that involved animals that die saving their master/mistress.. makes me cry every time..
I can't imagine having Brownie leaving us as well... I know one day she will.. especially she's such a vocal little piggy.. I'm hesitant about bringing another one home.. worrying if the new cat can get along with brownie is one thing, seeing your own pet pass away is another..
I shall end this emotional post here. Life goes on, so make each minute a happy one.
Wednesday, July 02, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
BAD BAD headaches...
Been to a chinese physician before and well... he just said that we OFFICE people stared and sat at our workstations for very long every single day... and... with our bad sitting posture, of course our neck and shoulders will ache.
Blame it on my office chair that can sink automatically without me adjusting it. Most of the times, you will probably see me adjusting the chair to its full height. 3 years liao.. plus the person before me... probably 4 years? This chair has endured its toughest challenges (ya.. I'm talking about my weight lar.. ) ..
Whichever it is.... it's probably not gonna be cured.. I can only pray for a daily neck and shoulder massage.. maybe that will ease the muscles a little.. or.. stock up on 'Yoko-Yoko'..
Anyway, it's been 2 months since I last update. Well... minus away the time which I had to spend overtime in my office for the annual DM... rushing reports... doing this and that... I'm just too lazy to update anything in here..
Probably my life is getting a bit too boring eh?
So.. my house.. ya... we got a contractor... we finalised the details... and....... we have to go and apply for renovation loans. If only the house comes with the floor tiles etc.. I could have save at least 10k. But too bad lor... the house.. is... BARE... except for the toilets..
Due to some unforeseen circumstances... we have to omit out building a platform at the balcony. That's supposed to be my cosy/ relaxation corner.. Bought a few furniture at Beach Road The Furniture Mall that suits our theme, which by the way is supposed to be minimalism. Hubby seemed to have a fetish for high gloss finishes... -.-
Whichever it is... the house thingy is wiping out our entire savings... there goes my bonuses from the last couple of years.. No choice eh... some furniture have to be pay in cash lor..
Lucky thing is... my mum and dad is buying for me the washing machine.. and mum has already helped me buy tupperware/ pans/ pots etc.. whereas hubby's mum told him that she's probably will sponsor us the fridge. We probably have to top it up a little cos the model that we wanted was above 2k.
I'm sourcing around for good deals on stoves.. with the oil-and-fume sucker thingy (geez... what's that thing called?!!) and an oven which I can throw into my kitchen cabinet. Seen 1 package at Tradehub 21 for around 1.5k. Pondering whether to get it..
If anyone intending to buy a house, and planning for renovations... let me tell you.. here are some things which I learnt..
1) Decide on what style that you want your house to take on.. do your research first..
2) NEVER buy your furniture before you decide on the style.. cos whatever you buy may not suit the style..
3) NEVER buy a set of furniture just becos.... you like the COFFEE TABLE only.. hubby told me that his colleague bought a set of dining table and coffee table, just becos the wife likes the coffee table... DUH~
4) Calculate your expenses and budget based on the TOTAL actual price... NOT the deposit. The same colleague claimed that his renovation/ furniture expenses are cheaper than ours... when he only calculated the deposits he paid for the furniture not the full price. 90% of our furniture is custom-made and together in the quotation that my contractor has given us.
5) If your contractor/ designer never offers to buy for you drinks at your first meeting, doesn't mean they are bad... in fact, you are supposed to buy them drinks instead so that your contractor/ designer will put in 100% effort in renovating your house. Those designers at IMM are just for show... they can only give you designs.. but when it comes to the actual work, they knows nuts.
6) If you like a certain designer furniture, you can always ask your contractor if they are able to do it cos' if they can, it's gonna save you... a LOT of money..
7) Chewy Interior Design (firm) is for aunties and uncles... I'm saying this cos... all their designs look the same, and outdated.. their designers are not exactly having interior-design background. Designers are supposed to compliment whatever design/ style that you already have in mind or suggestions to make it better, NOT critersizing your concept and ATTEMPTED to change the whole thing to their liking. 1 incident is enough to haunt me for a lifetime...
MAKE SURE YOU SCRIMPED AND SAVED BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING!! Ya.. money's the decision maker...
I've got a few more thingies.. but I'll probably saved it for the next time.
p/s: The DM turned out to be a huge success! All our efforts are paid off... *phews*
Monday, April 14, 2008
tat I cried after so long..
I dunno whether to consider it as my fault..
Since I'm a team leader.. I guess I am at fault..
I assume that after all the emails that went to and fro to every one.. every one knew what to do..
I delegated jobs to everyone.. and informed them that we had to launch it soon, cos it's already been delayed..
In the end.. another tl already done up the posters.. so now members need not do.. informed another member to do up the list of hp numbers.. but she only did it halfway, perhaps not enough time. I volunteered to finish it for her.. and stayed up on Sunday night until 1am to finish the 1st part.
Wasnt feeling too well.. so took medication and urgent leave to rest. Emailed to members to put up the posters and upload the templates into the pc.
Here.. I assumed it's not going to take more than 5 mins to get 4 posters up and 4 templates into the pc.
I finally finished the numbers and type out the sms which all of us agreed on last Friday.
I broadcasted out...
Received call at 3plus.. informing me that the sms which I sent out, the people called.. in fact too many called.. I specifically indicated to them to COME to the office.. not call..
Now.. i declare... s'poreans dunno how to read..
It's a mess at the office then.. cos everyone came.. and.. posters are not up.. templates also..
So.. it's now my fault that I assumed that things are DONE..
I had to resend the sms again, to inform these pple to come to the office to find out about the dates and register..
I guess this is the point where I got really stressed over it.. cos I know eventually it will get into the ears of our GM. sms to my manager to apologise for the mistake (yes.. i take it as my mistake) and informed her that I will hold responsible should our gm ask.
At this point.. I just cried.
I thought of resigning from my job.. it's getting too stressful.. things are made even more stressful when it doesn't go your way especially due to people's factor.
Perhaps I should just email to my friends and check with them if they've got any lobangs on jobs and quickly update my resume.
Or perhaps I should just request for job rotation.. or transfer.. to somewhere else..
If, no matter what you do or how well you have done, if the main person who is the main deciding factor does not agree with you on what you have done.. everything is just a waste of efforts.
I may not hold a degree.. I may not be as knowledgable.. I may seem to be someone who is not serious.. but.. where I am now, I'm very sure I put in double as much effort to achieve it.
Maybe to some, degree defines your status, knowledge?
Cos' ... I just had to complain..
This blog is a place for me to vent my frustrations... to record my happiest moments of my life.. to recognise the things that I'm probably proud of..
I know, it's been very long since I had updated this blog. Maintaining a blog after work everyday is not easy. I also have no idea what to blog about.
At least now... I have something to blog about. Oh ya.. may not necessary sound good.
We just had a change of GM since January 08.
I finally realised that having a male GM and a female GM.. really can see the difference.
One was a fatherly figure.. another... top notch career woman who challenges us to think out of the box... everything must be able to respond fast..
Many of my friends look at me as someone who is.. cheerful, outgoing personality.. and perhaps a crazy fella who always smile.. although I tend to be quiet at times when I'm concentrating/focusing on doing something... but most of the time, you probably see me as a smiling piggy. Right?
So now.. gm commented that I can be a tat childish at times.. I guess it's because I smile, while trying to explain something during a meeting. Yes.. smiling makes one look NOT serious. I agreed. But that doesn't mean that I'M NOT A SERIOUS PERSON AT WORK!!!
If you have any idea how nervous and stressed I was during the meeting... So my tendency is to smile.. cos it relieves me of stress and allows me to think and respond fast. You know how your mind goes blank when you are nervous?
So now.. I have to.. be SERIOUS.. at least.. ACT SERIOUS..
I JUST CANT DO IT!!!!
I'm not an ACTRESS!!!!
Now.. going to work has officially become a very sucky thing....
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
My mineral makeup samples from The Lush Collection is here!!!
It's a locally-based company that imports the mineral makeup from the USA.
Why mineral makeup? For a person like me, who has sensitive, problemtic, acne-prone skin, you really don't wish to use anything, that contains oil. B'cos the oil will clog up your pores, and the result? More pimples, acne.. and SCARS!!
So for mineral makeup, it's basically minerals which have been crushed and finely milled into powder.. They don't clog up your pores. I guess mineral makeup might work better for those who have clearer skin, but nevertheless, it's worth to try and use.
Don't forget, it's easy to use.
Just need to take out a small amount onto a pan, use a big round brush (which have bristles that are tightly packed together), swirl the powder around the brush-head, then tap off the excess.
Then all you need to do, is to just swirl around your face. No need to worry about streaks. swirling around already blend the powder into your skin. They don't oxidise also, so.. they wont turn a shade darker. However... as much as they say it's smudge-proof or sweat-proof... I will review about that. heh heh..
So anyway, I was kinda trying out Loreal's mineral makeup.. but it really sucks.. cos' none of them really suits my skin tone. furthermore... it smells like my cat's dried pee. gross~
So.. after hearing so much from the podders at flowerpod.com, rather than to wait 3-4 weeks (or more) for those US-based companies to send me their samples (which are in US$), I decided to try out this TLC (not Tender Loving Care).
My samples include
1 x sample kit that has 3 foundation tones and 1 multi-pupose/ finishing powder. I then order another 2 more foundation tones, and 2 multi-purpose powder and 2 more finishing powder.
So guess how much I have to pay, including postage?
Not even $30...
It's only $26.50, that already include $2 for postage fee.
Here's my loot:
They even throw in a free bag of translucent silk finishing powder!
Now.. time for me to play around.. and I'm really having a hard time trying to figure out which one is closer to my skin tone. :(
For those who are interested, here's the webby. http://www.kohfusion.com/TLC/
When I have the courage, I shall order from the USA... such as
Lumiere Mineral Makeup - http://www.lumierecosmetics.com/
Alima Cosmetics - http://www.alimacosmetics.com/
Cory Cosmetics - http://corycosmetics.com/our_cosmetics.htm
Bare Escentuals - http://bareescentuals.com/
Everyday Minerals - http://www.everydayminerals.com/
If anyone wanna order samples (or you already got the samples, and you are intending to sell off at a cheaper price), please let me know.
Or.. if you know how to choose the foundation colours using the existing foundation colours we have, do enlighten us. I'm currently using Bobbi Brown's Oil-Free Even Compact Foundation which is Beige, however my loose powder is Soft Sand.
So... anyone want to shed some light into this mystery on how to choose the correct shade?