Archive for December, 2007

New Year Resolution?

My end of the year is full of hope and determination to do better and to improve. Yeah, you will call it New Year Resolution. Of course, my resolutions (along with other people’s – maybe) will most probably go unachieved and broken as well as ignored shortly after they are set. 🙂

But the intention of the commitment itself is fairly good. I’d like to see the intention is already half way to get something done. LoL.

Most voted resolutions are physical-fitness related (maybe that’s the explanation why expenditure for home fitness equipment and also gym packages are the highest during January?). Then weight-loss and appearances. I might vote for all three. But the chances of achieving them would be pretty slim.

I am still thinking of mine. I don’t think I will share them as it is a bit too embarrassing if I ditch the resolution on the first week of January! It really takes character and will power to carry them out through the whole year. Yeah … I am not up for that 🙂


Holiday of February 2008

Finally, my leave request has been approved by the management. I will have one month holiday to visit D in Philippine.

O N E M O N T H!

It just sounds too good to be true. So to make it official as quickly as possible, I will book my flight ASAP.

I can’t wait to go and start my life as ‘wife-posing-as-temporary-expat’ in the Philippines. It will be fun as I try to perform my wifely duty. Stay home and wait for the husband. But … Yay!!


Will I be visiting this?

Blog 365


 Starting in 3 days’ time. I will be joining it and it will be 365 days full of my rantings and ramblings and ridiculously nonsense thoughts.

3 Magic Mantras

In the news headline yesterday. Three magic phrases that men are learning to say to their wives.




Maybe they can be magical if said to our husbands too. 🙂


Decision 101

A lot of decisions were made throughout the life. I was just wondering whether the decisions I made was the best possible ones for me and people around me.

Whenever I realised that I have made the wrong decision, I got upset terribly. Maybe instead I should tell myself that the decisions I made were actually based on the most current information I had in hand at that time. I would not have known more than that.

How to live with bad decision making?

Look at it the positive way. It could have easily got worse result.

Live with it and don’t be a big baby. Everything has consequences.

Don’t get scared when faced with bigger problems. You thrive more with challenges in life.

Be that a lesson for the future. Be careful, even simplest decision can have grave implications. Always think ahead, vertically and horizontally.


Christmas Treat

stolen from .. somewhere

Christmas Hoopla

This is a Christmas hoopla from Sandy at Momisodes. (ps. it’s what we are calling it now. m-word is out of the picture!)

The rules:
1. List 12 random things about yourself that have to do with Christmas
2. Please refer to it as a ‘hoopla’ and not the dreaded ‘m’-word
3. You have to specifically tag people when you’re done. None of this “if you’re reading this, consider yourself tagged” stuff is allowed…then nobody ends up actually doing it. The number of people who you tag is really up to you — but the more, the merrier to get this ‘hoopla’ circulating through the Blog-o-sphere.
4. Please try and do it as quickly as possible. The Christmas season will be over before we know it.

Hoopla .. such a cute word. I looked it up, and it’s a movie of 1933 by Clara Bow. Hever heard of both. Then I asked D, he said that a hoopla is a publicity of something. Anyway ..

We don’t exactly celebrate Christmas since our family is a long-standing-traditionally-buddhism-practising one. We started celebrating Christmas last year when D was at home. So the hoopla is going to be quite limited!

1. We never celebrate Christmas till I met my husband.

2. We bought our first Christmas tree last year, it’s the pvc-most-probably-chinese-made-9-feet-crap. We gave in after searching for pine tree for almost a week. Now it is still standing in our living room even he is not in the country. One day I would like to see a real Christmas tree …

3. The Christmas presents exchanging involved very lame presents, since me and my family and relatives never did it before and it was like half a day notice. It involved soap bars, canned beer, chocolate, socks and some other weird items they found in their house unused.

4. I got shoes from D, which I bought myself with the money he gave me earlier that week. Yeah, big surprise. I’d rather get cash for presents .. or store credits! 🙂

5. I love decorations in shops and department stores. I could stare at them for hours. They never seem to run out of ideas how to do it … When I was younger, I would beg my parents to go for holiday trips to Singapore just to gawk at Orchard Road’s Christmas decorations

6. This year is the worst year in terms of card-receiving. Normally I would get some Christmas cards, this year … none! Maybe that’s because I never send any back? Oh well …

7. I love all Christmas movies. They are so magical!

8. Our family don’t have the holiday tradition yet. Maybe someday in the future we will have one.

9. Until now, my tradition is to show up at work on Christmas morning. We are never close. How great is that for holiday …

10. Reading about others’ posts on Christmas stuff brings warmth in my heart. It is such a great thing. A day to be with family, with food and presents too!

11. The most memorable Christmas day is the one on 2004, when the Tsunami disaster hit the next day. Three months later I met my husband.

12. I am getting cold sweat from squeezing all the Christmas facts for this hoopla, I think it’s time to stop now … Never ever attempt to do a hoopla on empty stomach!

Hmm … let’s see who to tag …

Cat Lady – – (the Cat Lady has not been sighted yet … )

Secret Agent Mama (this is Mishelle’s Hoopla –> Post-Christmas Hoopla)

Judith Shakespeare  (check out Judith’s Hoopla –> Because Blogger VD from Judith is like getting a Hallmark card. We only care to send the very best )