Thursday, March 30, 2006

What a day

It's been a most frustrating day. Never have I had a day overcast by the absolute stupidity of others. I would go into it, except that I've ranted it all out of me already, and I'm plain exhausted now.


Monday, March 27, 2006

The definition of "Elaborate"

I bought a birthday cake for my dad yesterday, which my sister described as "elaborate". Dylan looked at the cake and asked his mom, "What's elaborate? Does it mean girlie?" And Uncle Kee Min said, "Elaborate means complicated and fussy. You're not far wrong."
Creative Writing = Nuisance Blogging

Kee Min's blog got locked by Blogger cos it was deemed a "nuisance blog". "Repetitive and non-sensical" was what they described it to be. Trust a computer to know what creative writing is.

Friday, March 24, 2006

@ 64

My dad'll turn 64 on Wednesday. I'm planning to do a mini scrap album for him with little sections highlighting what I think he is at 64. I'm just missing a current picture of him and my mum, and realised last night as I was going through my stash of digital photos, that there isn't one of him with just my sis and me, and of him with his sons-in-law! Gotta find me a way to sneak in a shot this weekend!

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Scrap deprived

I am so scrap deprived. I haven't actually done any decent scrapping in more than a month, possibly even two! Been coming back from work past 8/9pm almost every night these past few weeks cos of work, house stuff... I am determined to scrap tonight! I only hope I'll have the energy to when I get home.
Standing Around

That's what we did most of yesterday. My colleagues and I were arrowed to be ushers at the 41st SEAMEO Council Conference Opening Ceremony and Welcome Dinner yesterday. I think I ushered a grand total of 4 Ambassadors and maybe 2 or 3 directors. And it took me all of 6 hours to do that - 3 hours in the morning, and 3 hours in the evening. A good day of skiving if you ask me. Heh heh heh...

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Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Way above budget

I've been trying to keep my scrapbooking budget to $50 per month, but just looking at my "ready to check out" list, I've already hit $80 with all the new CHA stuff. *gag* And I'm not even done shopping yet!

Sunday, March 19, 2006

I am so mad! I waited so long for a lot only to have a huge, obnoxious, maroon merc swoop in and take it! I drove up to the driver, wound my window down, and said to him, "Just thought you might like to know that you're an AWFULLY RUDE MAN!" SOME PEOPLE!

Friday, March 17, 2006


I think I am a new fan of BHG mags (Better Homes and Gardens). For some reason, their mags come to Singapore dirt cheap - the home improvement ones are only S$5.95 and the new & improved Scrapbooks Etc. is now S$6.50 - S$0.55 more than it was before, but still much cheaper than Creating Keepsakes or Simple Scrapbooks. And the mags really aren't too bad. I got the Simply Perfect Storage one, and I've already started making notes in it on what I'd wanna do with my new place once we start renovating. Can't wait!

Till then, back to my paper... trudge trudge trudge... It's almost 12mn. Work is killing me.
My Muppet Personality

You Are Dr. Bunsen Honeydew
You take the title "mad scientist" to the extreme -with very scary things coming out of your lab.
And you've invented some pretty cool things, from a banana sharpener to a robot politician.
But while you're busy turning gold into cottage cheese, you need to watch out for poor little Beaker!
"Oh, that's very naughty, Beaker! Now you eat these paper clips this minute."The Muppet Personality Test

Oh goodness! Some might even attest to its truth!

Thursday, March 16, 2006


Today was such a non-day at work. Didn't feel productive at all.

Was greeted first thing in the morning at the office by a document filled with questions from the boss. Questions on things added to my original paper. Then had to go out for a thank you lunch hosted by one of our ministers for a committee whose work has finally concluded. That lasted till 3pm. Then it was back to the office with the same question-marked paper, only this time, there were more gaps that had to be filled. I reckon it's 'cos whoever added to my paper didn't make a good case for whatever was added, so I now have to re-write something I didn't actually write to begin with. And he wanted it done tonight. I politely told him it wasn't going to happen. Not tonight. I just wanna do some major lounging on my bed with 2 new mags I just bought.
Lazy Kitty

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This is the scene that greets me everyday when I come home - Cobalt flat out on some soft, cushy surface. Most days, it's our bed. Today, it's the rug. How lazy can any kitty get?
"Only an atheist can be a good Christian."

I read that this morning. Interesting thought, really. That you should believe strongly that no god actually exists, so that you may focus on the one true God who does.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Time to take over the bed!

It's a constant plot everyday. To take over our bed.

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On a separate note - I take terrible pictures. I think I should take up a photography course or something.
A shared burden makes a lighter load

I woke up this morning with a few thoughts in my head - sabbath, sleep, still... I think I have truly forgotten how to be quiet with myself in God's presence. I need to go on leave.

That said, I seem to have a clearer mind today on what it is I have to do. I need to "drop" some charges. Well, not "drop" and abandon them completely, but I think I don't give those around me enough credit to do what they are supposed to do.

Time to let go or go beserk. Easy choice, y'think?

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

What it really is

So I shared with the group what I thought about my commitments. Thing is, I don't want to let anyone down, or appear to start things I would not commit to completing. I'll finish whatever it is that I've initiated. I'm just tired, and I don't want to move on from point A to point B tired. I think I've totally forgotten how to be still. I can't even be still long enough to complete this post. My mind is flitting about too quickly. Sometimes, I think I need to have my mind wired to my blog. That's the only way I can keep up with my thoughts. My mind races ahead of me. There's this to do and that to think about and this person to meet and that person to take care of...

But I am reminded. This seems to be really an infinite deal of nothing, isn't it? Just a flurry of goodness-knows-what. What does it really come down to anyway? Nothing it would seem.

Utter rubbish. That's what it is tonight. Just say it. Rubbish. Geddit? Nevermind.

My thoughts are all over the place. Everything's just pulling in all directions and the end result is that I am tired. I am extremely tired. I am almost fatigued. I'm tired of all the stuff I have to do, stuff that I am expected to do. I'd like to be rid of the responsibilities and just find time to myself.
How many am I responsible for?

Last count, too many.

Some, I feel responsible for.

A good number, I feel I'm made to feel responsible for.

I need someone to be responsible for me.

Monday, March 13, 2006

Scrap Projects

Will they ever be done??

1. Charissa's album
2. Mummy's album
3. Duplicate wedding album for PaMi
4. Papa's album
5. 2006 chapalang
6. 82nd Coy

Monday, March 06, 2006

We got our flat!

We got our flat, we got our flat, we got our flat!!!

Let's do the dance of joy!!!

Thursday, March 02, 2006

What occupies my subconscious

1. Kitty would eat my wedding ring and I would have to fish it out of the kitty litter thereafter.
2. DHE would experience enlightenment and bring ex-DDHE1 back (but then that would be a curse upon ex-DDHE1, and we like him too much to see that happen to him).
3. How in my new home, kitty would be kept out of range from my bedroom so I'll never have to hear his frantic litter scratching in the wee hours of the morning.

I dream good dreams. Hahaha...

Wednesday, March 01, 2006


My diary-x account has died. Irretrievably dead. Apparently there was this major server death plague or something going on over there. So well... it's gone.