Monday, September 05, 2011

So many things, so little time…

Gosh, is it already the beginning of September?? Just like that, two thirds of the year have gone by…and as usual, I’m frantically trying to catch up!

Things have been hectic, to say the least – trying to split myself multiple ways to make time for the new bf, family and friends…but that’s not to say I haven’t been enjoying myself thoroughly. It’s a far cry from the way 2011 started, and heck, it can only get better! :D

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Finally hitched! :D

Haha…that was on the backdrop at Shawna’s wedding dinner last Saturday…she and Thiban have been a couple for 11 years – longer than the entire time I’ve known her! :O Well…they started going out just before I met her in college so it’s not that big a difference in actual time…but still!

But in all the years I’ve known her (and to a lesser extent Thiban), they’ve always been most entertaining couple…having met Thiban here and there over the past decade and hearing stories from Shawna, there’s no doubt in my mind these two are just meant to be. They’re both crazy about each other (okay, second only to Thiban’s love for Volkswagen, who everyone knows too!)

Oh there are memories alright – like the time I got ‘kicked out’ of the room I shared with Shawna in Perth when Thiban came over for a holiday…okay, so I willingly went over to bunk with Mel to give them some privacy, but only because she asked nicely! :P

Or the hilarious moments we had with our South African and American flatmates ‘prettifying’ the boys…wahahaha…and of course, our perfect match of quirks – FYI I used to mumble in my sleep…and funnily enough, she would answer me in her sleep! Yes, we’re weird…

I could go on and on…but I shan’t. This shall become fodder for the time we next meet up and get tipsy over some cocktails, yeah? :) Got plenty to catch up on too, especially now since we only JUST discovered we have (even) more connections in common that we'd originally thought!

So congratulations again dearie, and here’s wishing you and Thiban a loving, fun and awesome life together! (and faster, I want a mini-Shawna or mini-Thiban to spoil rotten…)

Friday, July 01, 2011

Kicking off the second half of 2011…

Meet the latest addition to the extended family – Owen Chia. This little feller rang in the second half of 2011, arriving at 2.45am on 1 July and weighing in at 2.75kg. Guess his home was just too comfy, since he was due in late June but just didn’t want to come out! :D

Congrats to the proud parents Jaime and Bernard…and let the sleepless nights begin! *wink*

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Who made you king of anything?

If there’s one thing I hate, its people who tell you what to do ‘for your own good’. Even more when it comes from people who previously said you were great just the way you were.

You can say all you want, but actions really speak louder than words – quite simply, if you SAY you want to remain friends but don’t bother to stay in touch and still make comments like you have any control or impact over my life? I’d say please F.O.A.D.

So thanks for giving me the way out – I no longer have to listen to you telling me I look like I’ve gained weight, I don’t need your feigned concern, and I definitely don’t need you to ask me ‘how my diet’s going’ and ‘what’s my weight’. All it’s doing is chipping away at my self-esteem, and I’m better than that.

Oh, and by the way? Next time please fix your own problems before you get all righteous about fixing other people. This one’s for you.

Keep drinking coffee, stare me down across the table
While I look outside
So many things I’d say if only I were able
But I just keep quiet and count the cars that pass by

You’ve got opinions, man
We’re all entitled to them, but I never asked
So let me thank you for your time, and try not to waste anymore of mine
And get out of here fast

I hate to break it to you babe, but I’m not drowning
There’s no one here to save

Who cares if you disagree?
You are not me
Who made you king of anything?
So you dare tell me who to be?
Who died and made you king of anything?

You sound so innocent, all full of good intent
Swear you know best
But you expect me to jump up on board with you
And ride off into your delusional sunset

I’m not the one who’s lost with no direction
But you’ll never see
You’re so busy making maps with my name on them in all caps
You got the talking down, just not the listening

And who cares if you disagree?
You are not me
Who made you king of anything?
So you dare tell me who to be?
Who died and made you king of anything?

All my life I’ve tried to make everybody happy
While I just hurt and hide
Waiting for someone to tell me it’s my turn to decide

Who cares if you disagree?
You are not me
Who made you king of anything?
So you dare tell me who to be?
Who died and made you king of anything?

Let me hold your crown, babe.

~ Sara Bareilles, King of Anything

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Start of something new…

Who knew this holiday would turn out to be the start of something new? Maybe the rainbow really was a sign... :)

Friday, May 13, 2011

William and Kate…fairytale ending?

It’s been about two weeks since the world’s eyes were all aimed at London when Prince William (finally) married Kate Middleton. Granted, I was in Macau when the whole deal was going down, but it’s not like I could have missed it, as EVERY SINGLE CHANNEL on TV was airing something on the wedding – fashion (what she wore), beauty (her makeup), history (their journey), politics (who was/wasn’t invited), entertainment (who could miss a certain namesake princess’ headgear faux pas?)

Anyhow, I found it most amusing that people are now likening the wedding pics to none other than Cinderella! A little bit of creative colouring with Photoshop and anything’s possible, right?

What was a so-so resemblance and unusual coincidence became a hilarious source of amusement when I saw the tweaked version below:

LOL!! The hair colours were reversed (since in this case Kate is the brunette), a quick colour change for the outfits and you can see why I’m in stitches over the finished product. The ‘evil stepsisters’ were cousins in this case, but no less ridiculous with the headgear!

All good-natured jibes of course…and congratulations to the happy couple! :D Here’s hoping you both have the fairytale ending Cinderella had…