Tuesday, May 31, 2005
witness the transformation!
august 2003 long hair loh.
february 2004. Notice the change from braces to retainers!
july 2004. Short hair again loh. And this time no more braces/retainers! muahahah
april 2005. With spectacles! Okay this is the most recent one.
Ta-daa! That concludes 'witness the transformation!!' :D
Mrs Brightside at 1:07 am (0) comments
Got home pretty early today :) Of course, early is relative..
Dreamt of him last night. Even dreamt of us getting back together and being a couple again and all that. very very weird. Asked Ginny if it was a sign but she told me it's not. Oh well, what was I expecting? Maybe it's really ri you suo si, ye you suo meng.
Served a table of 5 Germans today. I am so sad. the only German I can speak now is auf wiedersehen. I need to buck up. After tioman.
Exciting week ahead! Meeting huiqi tmr (havent seen her in like, 2 years!); chillin out with mum on wed and bringing her to ma sa ji (thanks dawn!), then going for pool lessons; thurs will be ginny time plus making bu's present, and more pool lesson at night; fri is chinatown with ser (she NEEDS to update me about her life!) and i leave for tioman at 730pm! phew.
Mrs Brightside at 12:16 am (0) comments
Monday, May 30, 2005
A rather peaceful night. My windows are open, like finally, probably a first in a week or so. The night's rather cooling so I can't bear to close them. Can't sleep, given that my sleep cycle is so whacked up.
Just peeped at the calendar and realised that it's already 30 May. Half the year has passed by unknowingly. What have I spent that time doing? I've had 2-3 jobs, went overseas twice on fun holidays, learnt something new. Fulfilling, I guess.
I can hear the sounds of the planes leaving/entering Singapore in the dead of the night, the gentle humming of the Boeing engines that slowly fade away as the plane heads towards its destination. How peaceful. Wish I were on that plane.
Mrs Brightside at 12:34 am (0) comments
Sunday, May 29, 2005
was rumaging through some of my old photos when i found this 2002 pic of me. MY GAWD i look effing ugly sia. look at my teeth. damn screwed up.
this was taken during carolling 2002.
Mrs Brightside at 9:14 pm (2) comments
i have decided i will post a new title photo each week to showcase, uh, my photography skills. This week is one of my faves, taken on the island of Jeju, the Southern most Korean island off the tip of the Korean peninsula! Somehow I like this photo a lot. Maybe it is cuz i had to wait AGES before the Singaporean couple finally hauled their asses away from the bench so I could take the photo.
Mrs Brightside at 9:10 pm (0) comments
aiya damn wasted lah. i bought those
Mrs Brightside at 1:10 am (0) comments
omg fuggin happy!! suuuuper happy suuuper suuuuper happy!
hongyi got dentistry! omg im like SUPER happy for him! like YAYAYAYAYAY!!! :) so glad he made it. so happy. beam beam. yay. woo hoo. celebration! haha.
Mrs Brightside at 12:52 am (0) comments
Saturday, May 28, 2005
nana kindly let me home early today, some how. dont know why.
anyway it's official next week will be my last two days at indochine. yay. no more late nights. :)
met mich omalley today!! miss that girl, seriously. and she got herself a tongue piercing. gosh. and she's going backpacking arnd south east asia! like, cambodia and thailand that area. WAH. that is SO expat-ish haha. but i expect she'll look totally expat there and im guessing she's prolly going US to study so, good for her i guess. Wish i could do more fun stuff without mommy worrying.
Mrs Brightside at 3:13 am (0) comments
Friday, May 27, 2005
oh my gawd i just woke up. and i wouldnt have if smu didnt call me on my hp to remind me of the acc tea session! gasp. i could have just slept all the way until 6pm, be late for work and be ULTRA screwed by nana/min. heng sia. thank you smu! haha :)
yest's tea session was quite ok.. the spring roll and kaya sandwich were nice! haha. and i know who is tudortoy! tudortoy = yingzhi! no wonder it sounds so familiar. wah so long never talk to her already, feel like she's changed a bit though. like, the tone and manner by which she talks. But anyways, it felt good thrashing out the cons of taking up a scholarship ;) comforting, at the very least. Heh.
Bao's left for TAIWAN! so fun. i wanna go some where.
Mrs Brightside at 3:37 pm (0) comments
Thursday, May 26, 2005
i saw many familiar email addresses in the mailing list!
inna, my phuong, lousiazy, tudortoy, des, esther... wow this is looking quite good after all. especially louisazy!!! :) my gawd i miss that girl. hope i'll see her there! Really looking forward now!
Mrs Brightside at 12:09 pm (0) comments
Wednesday, May 25, 2005
i aspire to take photos as nice as lonely planet!
i must be bored so many posts in one day.
Mrs Brightside at 12:25 pm (0) comments
We have shared our morning days
And gone through all rainy nights
Even in the darkest of nights
Stars still light up our way
Tomorrow is a beautiful dream
A dream that will be fulfilled
Cross the bridge of rainbow
In search of the gold
For here we stand
Our dearest friend
Sincerely from our hearts we wish
May streams of sunlight
Shine like rays of hope
Hand in hand
We work and strive
For the best things in life
For the best things in life.
Mrs Brightside at 2:56 am (0) comments
working at night really spoils my sleep cycle.
for example, at 230 am, i am volunteerily kept awake searching for mp3s and tettering endlessly at my keyboard. heck, i dont even care if that word exists.
heck, i havent even bathed.
Mrs Brightside at 2:29 am (0) comments
Tuesday, May 24, 2005
went to morton's @ oriental hotel today. Omg i
my dream hotel:
I really think it's very pretty! this photo was taken in the hotel conference room in Berlin, where we had all our choir practices in Germany before going on to Bremen.. I remember singing in the cold and having my throat all dry and scratchy and finding it hard to hit the high notes coz of the dry weather. And we would practice late into the night without realising cuz it was still bright day light outside.. Germany is a strange place (different latitude la, yes i know.) This wasnt the hotel we stayed in of course, more like just a poster hanging in the conference room. Every time i'll stare at it during prac and imagine myself there.. so pretty! I really like the 'open corridor' concept (came up with that name myself heh) where guests at the lobby can see the lobby and all the rooms.. I guess it reduces privacy, but it really looks very nice from the lobby up. Oriental Hotel is exactly like that! So chio...
Brings back good ol Germany memories.. i dont miss germany as much as i miss korea, i guess when i was there didnt have as much fun as i should cuz of the stress of competition. maybe next trip there will be better :)
Anyways got a skinning from bubu for being 20minutes late. i was SO not 20min late! more like, 10?? And she had to go on and on for 10min abt me being late. like she never late before like that, bleahhhhhhhhhh.
Morton's was GOOOOOD man. oh god. i was drunk after like, 1 cosmo martini so lame!! my alcohol tolerance is really damn low. couldnt really walk straight and started talking very loudly, in the middle of posh morton's bar! ahaha. and the free flow filet mignon sandwiches were like, mmmm good :) too bad i was in the loo when they came one round. i had 1 less sandwich than ginny and bubu! damn it. ahahah. but 10 bucks for a martini itself is alr very cheap, geng he kuang got free sandwiches.. wahahahah. cool sia. i wanna go there again. bao i go with u next time ok :) wanna try the appletini, ginny's had chocolate powder around the rim of the martini glass ooh! so cute.
Then after that we went to the V tea room in esplanade for some good European style tea cakes. wah. freaking expensive lah. 15bucks for a small slice of cakey. and i think it just killed my throat totally. baileys irish cream tea cake with very coffeeish sauce dripped all over. but really nice decor and brightly lit (im sick of dark dining places after working at you-know-where), and super sweet and friendly staff with very exaggerated dining pieces and trolley with all sorts of European utensils and all.
After that short walks to the outdoor performance area and esplanade rooftop before heading off to starbucks with ginny for green tea frap and heart to heart talk. its been a long time since ive had such a nice chat!!! was v happy and satisfied after that, haha. i love my comfort zone and my friends inside :)
Mrs Brightside at 12:12 am (0) comments
Monday, May 23, 2005
i just realised that over a course of 19 years, i have accumulated a whole bevy of nicknames and aliases that would be more than the number of criminals on the FBI's top ten most wanted list.
1. ma nek nek (when i was young)
2. water baby (by swim coach)
3. furby (sec1 in rgs choir)
4. chicken (sec2 in rgs 203)
5. mary (sec3 in rgs 303)
6. moley (vjc)
7. brusty (chorale)
okay its less than 10. but still, no mean feat. some of these nicks are still in use actually; shant reveal which.
Mrs Brightside at 3:19 am (1) comments
just got home from work, had a pleasantly 'surprise' visit from the choir boys on their bikes, all sweaty and unglam... but thanks guys :)
i say 'surprise' cuz it was all planned out that they would come, kiat messaged n jimmy called an all that. haha.
tired i am. sleep i shall.
Mrs Brightside at 2:57 am (0) comments
Sunday, May 22, 2005
just spoke to eric.. he told me about his track meet, hotdog fair, UN model conference, prom, final exams, karaoke competition... the list was endless.
That is the kind of life i want to have! too bad im not going to the US.. sigh.. really gian that kinda lifestyle. It just sounds so damn fun. Maybe i just dont have the fu qi to lead that kind of life.
Mrs Brightside at 3:59 pm (0) comments
miss this you must not!!
funny this is!! :)
Mrs Brightside at 12:26 am (0) comments
Saturday, May 21, 2005
and i was dying inside, too holllldddd yooooooooooou,
couldnt believe what i felt for you
i was dying inside
but i couldnt bring myself to tooooouuuch yooou!
retro fever hits an all new high on moleland.blogspot.com. I wish more places had mambo night Zouk is the only measly place i know of now! ugh.
Mrs Brightside at 10:53 pm (0) comments
in my excitement to blog about virgin handholders and kissers, i totally forgot about THE most exciting thing to happen to me at work.
I was just going about my daily business, going inside to get soapy water for the dishcloth when SUDDENLY. SUDDENLY. suddenly.
A bomb fell from the sky.
Yes. a farking piece of birdshit just attacked me. And i wasnt even standing still was walking rather briskly from Station C/D to the bar when BOOOOOOM. Some bomb dropped from the sky and landed on my shoulder. fuck sia. The only good thing that will probably come out of this is if the 4D number i buy come out and i zhong tou jiang and i will thank the birdy for his good deed.
Mrs Brightside at 2:37 pm (0) comments
Just thought of something while i was bathing: i wonder if there is anyone among those i know that have never pator-ed, never held hands, never had their first kiss before. hmmmmmmmm food for thought.
eyeing the remainder of the rose flavoured lotte chewing gum from korea. mmmm it's really fragrant.
Job interview at dawn's firm went pretty well today.. i think her boss was quite impressed BUT just when i was about to leave i had to stupidly go and trip over some step and almost crashed on heels. Damn paiseh lah!!!!! I think i totally ruined my clever image lor. shitty.
eric looks sooooo cute in his prom get up! ahahahah :)
Mrs Brightside at 3:35 am (0) comments
Friday, May 20, 2005
tripped over a bleddy branch damnit. there was frickin 2 pieces of garbage on the floor so i avoided the plastic crap and tripped over the branch ugh. like, hi big bandage! i hope i can get exempted from work. though its quite impossible cuz i dont think manager/captain will allow. unless they saw the huge wrapping heeheehee which i try my best to make as conspicuous as possible.
more about hongkong... apparently there's a mao pai indochine outlet in HK! ahahah so amusing. serving vietnamese and cambodian and laotian food also. So amusing i must go and check it out. wonder if there's any liability to be sued by michael ma.
Mrs Brightside at 11:06 am (0) comments
Thursday, May 19, 2005
I had the most marvellous dream! Some rich hongkong guy wanted to jio me and he gave me a brand new car!! unfortunately it was manual and was a left hand drive. but nonetheless i was so happy and he was so sweet! Ahahahahaha
Mrs Brightside at 9:56 am (0) comments
shili! your brother is so sweet! :) hahahaahahahahah
Mrs Brightside at 1:08 am (0) comments
Wednesday, May 18, 2005
If you don't know me by now
You will never never never know me
All the things that we've been through
You should understand me like I understand you
Now girl I know the difference between right and wrong
I ain't gonna do nothing to break up our happy home
Oh don't get so excited when I come home a little late at night
Cos we only act like children when we argue fuss and fight
If you don't know me by now (If you don't know me)
You will never never never know me (No you won't)
If you don't know me by now
You will never never never know me
We've all got our own funny moods
I've got mine, woman you've got yours too
Just trust in me like I trust in you
As long as we've been together it should be so easy to do
Just get yourself together or we might as well say goodbye
What good is a love affair when you can't see eye to eye, oh
If you don't know me by now (If you don't know me)
You will never never never know me (No you won't)
If you don't know me by now (You will never never never know me)
You will never never never know me (ooh)
Nostalgic! I just downloaded 'The best of 80s' album and this song is etched in my memory, as well as last christmas i gave you my heart. Seriously i dont mind paying for downloads (especially if i only need to pay per download as opposed to paying for a whole album when i only want one or two songs) if only payment methods were more accesible to credit-less and ibanking-freaked peeps like me. Which brings me back to my PW topic. Maybe people can buy credits for downloading off shopping centre information counters? That'd be cool.
Mrs Brightside at 12:19 am (0) comments
Tuesday, May 17, 2005
Was packing up all the scholarship and overseas university stuff and pamphlets in my room and it felt weird, like i was closing a chapter of my life. At one point i almost wanted to sit down in my room and just cry, think i've held it in me for a long time now and havent been able to let it go. Guess i'm really just not cut out for it. Just not as good as I thought or wished I was.. I am right, Ren yao you zhi zhi zhi ming. Ok for those who thought that was a typo it's not. Zhi4 zhi1 zhi1 ming2. But then, if that is so, then what about dreams and hopes? And the crap that one should aim for the moon and land among the stars should he fail? How about a new adage like: "Always aim for the Moon so that if you fail you'll just fall right back to Earth and live a jiao ta shi di life."
Read an argument in an online forum (i think it was TJC's) some time back.. And someone over there commented that students studying in local universities (NUS, NTU, SMU) were rejects of overseas universities. Felt a little angry and impassioned reading that post at first, but now come to think of it, I guess it makes some sense.
Do I sound like i have extremely low self esteem? Don't get me wrong, i dont. just let me wallow in self pity for another 10 minutes.
Mrs Brightside at 12:29 am (0) comments
Sunday, May 15, 2005
2005 Hong Kong Shopping Festival
The 2005 Hong Kong Shopping Festival, a celebration of the sophistication and diversity that can be found in Hong Kong.
Running from 25 June to 31 August, visitors to Hong Kong can immerse themselves in a frenzy of shopping fun highlighted by an amazing selection of goods, superb quality service as well as late-night dining and shopping promotions. During this shopping extravaganza, many shops and restaurants stayed open well beyond their normal hours to welcome visitors.
There are some incredible prizes to be won during the 2005 Hong Kong Shopping Festival Lucky Draw! Shop or dine at a Hong Kong Shopping Festival participating merchant or restaurant and you may go home a winner. Shopping and dining have always been exciting in Hong Kong and now the Lucky Draw provides another amazing incentive for you to spend to your heart’s content!
Mrs Brightside at 9:29 pm (0) comments
The last time i sang no man is an island, i was in tears...
Sigh i guess those times can never be re-lived again. It feels like kind of a burden lifted off your shoulders cuz it feels different singing No Man happily. Haha.. I guess there is more of that to come. Which is a good thing :)
Speaking of the phrase.. No man is an island is true, but i also feel that every man is in some ways, on their own little island. I mean, there'd definitely be times when you're completely alone, or you need some personal space, and that's when you enjoy the moment on the tiny little island of yours.
And yes, i am still very happy. Awoke with a sense of disbelief and shock and ortimate glee :):):)
Mrs Brightside at 1:11 am (0) comments
Friday, May 13, 2005
in the spirit of following the crowd, i shall come up with my own wish list too!
Check side bar for further details. Maintenance in progress.
Mrs Brightside at 11:54 am (0) comments
Everytime i listen to the song i feel like my heart is breaking...
I feel like watching Stairway to Heaven all over again.
Feels totally empty and heart wrenchingly painful. ouch. like i'm the female lead in the show. the emotions in the song totally soar and take my breath away..
ok snaps snaps. need to get out of it. good luck to myself for the interview later at 9am!
Mrs Brightside at 12:33 am (0) comments
Thursday, May 12, 2005
Mrs Brightside at 11:52 pm (0) comments
Ich reiche von Hoegaarden.
Sigh. Sechs/Ein Tag mehr.
Mrs Brightside at 2:29 am (0) comments
Tuesday, May 10, 2005
Ich spreche ein bisschen Deutsche.
Ich (try) mein sehr bestes :)
Mrs Brightside at 2:00 am (0) comments
Monday, May 09, 2005
9 days.. the count down.
feels like my heart is being squeezed and wrenched into a tight roll.. like how rags are wrenched dry before usage.
Mrs Brightside at 2:04 pm (0) comments
Saturday, May 07, 2005
eric kim told me to keep trying.
i will keep trying.
Mrs Brightside at 12:51 am (0) comments
Thursday, May 05, 2005
i've never been so sad to receive a scholarship offer before...
Waitaminute. I've never received any scholarship offer before.
Yes maybe by reading this you might have guessed. Then again maybe not.
I've been accepted by Nanyang Scholarship. That's gonna make my decision so much tougher. I mean. Tuition fees + 5k a year. No bond. It's like free money. I know kiat will tell me i can earn it back. But it's a really big draw... big big draw. shit lah.
Mrs Brightside at 10:49 am (1) comments
Tuesday, May 03, 2005
i've been sent on a wild goose chase...
Mrs Brightside at 12:24 am (0) comments
Sunday, May 01, 2005
I love my Nikes! They're the most comfortable pair of footwear for tired souls.
Mrs Brightside at 1:37 pm (0) comments
To read list
Don Quijote by Miguel De Cervantes
East and West by Christ Patten
Hong Kong by Jan Morris
Le Peau de chagrin by Honoré de Balzac
1984 by George Orwell
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