Saturday, January 24, 2009


I love...the colour, the pseudo-maths-likeness, the painting on serviettes with real coffee (ok, he mixed in some paint) and of course, it was all about coffee which as you know, I get a kick out of...Christoph Niemann for the NYT

It was about 9:15 when I was done with breakfast.
I woke up when I wanted to, made coffee and toast, munched distractedly while I flipped through each page of the newspapers.

Come and shred the vegetables for yushang, my mum said.
Ugh, went every bone in my body.
Oh it's only 9:15, she mused. (This from a woman who's already done her ironing this morning)
Right - you didn't see me, I said, channeling penguins from Madagascar.

Ordinarily, I would love helping and getting in the way by taking loads of photos to boot.
But I'm tired out from the week! I'm still unwinding, mum... or un-whining, as she put it. Very cute.

So right now I'm surfing online.
Making my way down my list of frequently-visited blogs. Getting sidetracked on new ones. Yes, I know there's google reader but I like actually visiting the site in its full glory. I want a heart punch! Inspired by this party.

Valentine's day is coming up! I think I'll make cards for my sunday school kids.
But first, Chinese New Year. I think it's high time I cleared the Christmas stuff and other things that have accumulated on my desk. I'm feeling inspired to freshen up my wardrobe too. Tis the season, tis the season.

Time check: 10:26. Sounds of busy-ness are in the background. Time to plunge into the luan-si-ness...

Here's to the long weekend, woohoo! Xing Nian Kuai Le.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Very simple pleasures

A highlight this week:
A day in which work got done in satisfyingly good time, after which I scooted off to meet Hazel for dinner. I had just enough time to get home first and change into shorts and slippers (bliss!). I walked over to meet her (minor exercise! whee!). We had a nice little dinner of ribs, bbq chicken and oh my, the strawberry shake was good.

Memo to self: sit on swings and watch the stars more often.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Weekend, at last

It has been a week of Monday blues. Or Monday greys. But actually I like both blue and grey. I digress.

I rarely dread going to work but this week was just a long, long, one with mostly late nights and delayed/short lunches.

I really needed a perky non-blue-or-grey screensaver for my phone, and this was it :)

I had a good laugh over this new magnet from Bee, though. Laughter and a listening ear really go a long way... Ack! Even my office furniture is blue!

Another bright spark in the week: Thursday night out with my group of 78 - but more on them another time!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


I started out on the 3rd of Jan feeling, well, fresh.
Giddy with delight over my new clear stamps and excited...

Fast forward to 7 Jan and I'm so tired. Work has been ... a trial. And one that continues... sigh.

Still, I had a good time in December. Here's about 4 weeks compressed in 4 seconds.
  • Family trip to Sarawak. Retro, good ol' family time, seriously overused the words 'kolo mee' (hee! inside joke).
  • Youth camp rocked.
  • The mad rush to make Christmas cards. Make that two years' worth of cards since I didn't have time to use them all.
  • Christmas. I did a honey-baked ham!
  • New Year. Just don't tell anyone how boring we were.