Friday, March 2, 2007

Singapore's Top 10 Architecture Firms

Abstract: BCI Asia bestows awards to the 10 most active architectural firms in Singapore

The regular top companies but I wonder why ADDP is *still* on the list. Nothing against them, but I presume there are many good ones in SG. Let Y-generation have a chance, please! However, the award goes to 10 most active, doesn't mean 10 most outstanding ah-ha!

Thursday, March 1, 2007

Hand Sketches by DAD

My dad drew these before he heads off to China last weekend. Although they aren't really close to his past paintings, I am very proud of him. He did not give up after the finger injuiry. These are not meant for me but I am grateful to Joanna for taking pictures for rememberance. When I was young, I asked him why we didn't have any of his painting? He should let us have one or two but he sold every artpiece. He just smile and till now, I don't own one. I am kind of jealous of those people in China he knew for just less than a year. I guess most parent never find out how proud we are of them or how much we love them. They fufil their duty as parent and we just have to obey & listen as children.

Nevertheless, I feel like being very ah moh and say "Mina & John, I love you" and yes, I prefer to name my mum first!

Adjust To Life

A man and his girlfriend were married. It was a large celebration. All of their friends and family came to see the lovely ceremony and to partake of the festivities and celebrations. A wonderful time was had by all. The bride was gorgeous in her white wedding gown and the groom was very dashing in his black tuxedo. Everyone could tell that the love they had for each other was true.

A few months later, the wife comes to the husband with a proposal: "I read in a magazine a while ago, about how we can strengthen our marriage." she offered. "Each of us will write a list of the things that we find a bit annoying with the other person. Then, we can talk about how we can fix them together and make our lives happier together." The husband agreed, so each of them went to a separate room in the house and thought of the things that annoyed them about the other. They thought about this question for the rest of the day and wrote down what they came up with. The next morning, at the breakfast table, they decided that they would go over their lists. "I'll start," offered the wife. She took out her list. It had many items on it enough to fill 3 pages, in fact. As she started reading the list of the little annoyances, she noticed that tears were starting to appear in her husbands eyes. "What's wrong?" she asked. "Nothing" the husband replied, "keep reading your lists." The wife continued to read until she had read all three pages to her husband. She neatly placed her list on the table and folded her hands over top of it. "Now, you read your list and then we'll talk about the things on both of our lists." She said happily. Quietly the husband stated, "I don't have anything on my list. I think that you are perfect the way that you are. I don't want you to change anything for me. You are lovely and wonderful and I wouldn't want to try and change anything about you." The wife, touched by his honesty and the depth of his love for her and his acceptance of her, turned her head and wept.

Though of the day: In life, there are enough times when we are disappointed, depressed and annoyed. We don't really have to go looking for them. We have a wonderful world that is full of beauty, light and promise. Why waste time in this world looking for the bad, disappointing or annoying when we can look around us, and see the wondrous things before us? I believe that WE ARE HAPPIEST WHEN we see and praise the good and try our best to forget the bad. Nobody's perfect, but we can find perfectness in them to change the way we see them.

(Taken from an email sent by Jason to me this morning)

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Horror Content

I won't force you if you don't dare to read, but I would be sad

Besides enjoying people-yawning-clueless kind of movie, my next favorite is HorroR. I lost count on how many I have watched or bought, but enough for me to analyse these (which you may or may not agree)

Country / Special Effects
Japan - Longest hair but no nice clips to pin it, creepy nails, crawl all the times, houses made of wooden flooring. Schoolgirls in shortest skirt.
Korean - Sibling love, sister-brother into a relationship, everything is flashback, lesbian teacher with student, commit sucide in bathtub.
Indonesia - Pregnant girl ditched, abortion, soft spoken nice lady turned vampire
States - I don't watch. content far too dark involving religion, especially Christ and Saturn.
HK/China - Retribution. Funny when this figure is suppose to be a ghost but there is reflection on car window.
Thailand - Little boy or girl. School. Disease. Music that doesn't tally with plot.
SG - Is there one? *thinking hard* I take it as a no?

I like watching such theme doesn't mean I am adventurous like them

This topic just pop into my head after my meeting with ah moh (family from Sydney) this morning. I was at their newly accquired premise, one of their kid was screaming and yelling and the lady besides me who is her mummy asked 'why, dearie? you saw a ghost?' I almost burst out laughing (you don't expect a Chinese mummy to say this) The owner (husband) start asking me about Feng Shui and I like the way ah moh pronouce Feeenngg Suiiiiiii. I mentioned since this place has been vacant for years (oh my) he better burn some aroma oil or something to let the bad air out. We discussed further and I was like, Hey! Am I here as a Feng Shui Master? He said he believe in FS, I like him. I realised why some asian women die die want to marry ah moh. Their sperm produce lovely children, one has olive green eyes, another one had nice cystal blue eyes. I forgot why am I there for, just like them. Oh, if there is any ghost like the mummy said, it would be scared off by the child green eyes plus powerful yelling. She drops her biscuit at the gate which has some gargarS and rainwater, she picks up and continues munching..with her mummy giggling away. I swear my mum would twist my ear if I were her. Final part I heard two mummy praising repeatedly 'Good Girl' in superhigh pitch. I turned around searching for pups, I am not kidding, they said they've dogs and I was blocked by a standing wall. I was told by dog trainer that pups love praise, lotsa praise done in highest pitch you could hit. This is exactly how I praise my two pups! Can you imagine my disappointment when I saw no pups, but same two kids kissing each other and their mummy goes 'Gooooodddddddd GIrrrrrrrrr'? After two hours with this family, ALien somehow wants to live in ah moh country.

I would/should write my own horror stories *soon*

Monday, February 26, 2007

No Onik for me

Maybe rotten people made this up - Year of Golden Pig for commerical purpose. It's FIRE PIG according to newsworthy papers and I believe so...

Before kicking into this year, I don't feel good at all. Alot of random thoughts and ugly pictures in my mind. Once the Pig took over, I feel mentally sick and am now physically very sick. For no reason, I find myself knocking all over places, even in a cab! I have small little bruise over my body and now I detest eating PORK for the sight for it reminds me of Pig. I don't know whyI cook the delicious spare ribs with banana soup yesterday. The minute I remember, I call in Chris (my sister) to tabao some soup with all meat. The next hour, I realised the carpet-cum-bedding we bought for ar zai boy (my sheltie) has two supposingly cute pig character on it. Arrghh..I want to trash it away if not for him. He likes it. I am grougy because I was hit-and-run by the roller coaster fever. I like it better if someone was to drown me with two bottles of dessert wine.

I love this part of song "happy Ending"
You've got your dumb friends
I know what they say
They tell you I'm difficult
But so are they
But they don't know me
Do they even know you?
All the things you hide from me
All the shit that you do
Thanks for acting like you cared
And making me feel like I was the only one
It's nice to know we had it all
Thanks for watching as I fall
And letting me know we were done

Sometimes I wonder who are friends to judge? Unless they are really close to you, but then again, a sound advise or listening ear would be kind instead of rude remarks or prejudice presumption (not applicable if your parter is really some arse) Do you share both side of stories or only particular side that is most favourable to you?

I search on word : Lemon and.... Law
Either I am a mountain tortortise or I am forgiven cuz I am Non-Ang-Moh. Of all things I heard about Lemon-adjectives and related articles, I saw this phrase call Lemon Law Guide. And I thought it was Law pertaining not to overpluck lemon or ban on pervert ways of drinking lemonade or some kind of gravity law (instead of using apple, they use lemon) As I continue reading, I want to slot in this *laughing-cum-fainting icon* from msn but I can't do it here. If you want to know what is a lemon and do you have a lemon....

Now I feel like writing a Durain Law Guide.

Friday, February 16, 2007



How your eyes shine and how your smile glow once remain fresh in my mind. One day, it would all come back again and you would never lose them.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Thai Village @ Oasis Building

Heavy traffic at Paya Lebar changed our lunch destination from Siglap Cha Chang Teng to Thai Village. I only had one dish ringing in my mind ~Shark Fin~ woohoo~ Our boss ordered these...(exclusive : pictures on our dessert and a veg w/abalone dish)

Braised Superior Shark Fin w/ Crab Meat砂煲蟹肉鲍翅

Baked Crabs w/ Vermicelli 冬粉焗蟹

Fried Asparagus w/ Scallops 芦笋炒带子

Baked Duck Web 焗鸭掌

One minus point of being in all-male environment is I become butt of their jokes at times. It's difficult to shoot back, either shows that I am petty or I am being 'very woman'. Keep quiet and they think I am offended. I am just not bothered (different from can't be bothered), I enjoy my food, imaginery slicing off their balls, or so... But comes to think of it, when a pool of women eat with only one male colleague, would they do the same? At least today is v-day, be kind to animal, be kind to a woman logic should surface?

Happy V-day to all!!!