Thursday, April 29, 2010

Sarcastic Social Workers

I have such a huge headache right now that I am going to retire to bed early. But I don't know if the headache comes about because some IDIOTS made me so fuming mad in the office that I can't help but rant and rant as they were so freaking irritating. Trust me, if I am angry beyond words for someone who is usually calm and collected, something must have triggered inside of me that I can just explode into a bloody mess if I can't contain myself. 

I don't understand the logic behind some people's mind over not being able to answer simple basic questions such as what is the purpose of their visit and where are they from. Two SIMPLE questions that can be answered in a jiffy but their refusal to answer made more exaggerated with their rolling eye gesture and their uncalled for demand to get the admin procedures over and done with. Like hello, asking the purpose of their visit is also part of the 'admin matters' if they want to call it that way as mentioned by them many times throughout my repeated questioning of their visit in my workplace.

They did not want to entertain other questions but just want to get the visitors passes asap like I have no freaking right to ask their purpose there. Fine if they refused but I don't get it also like why the FRACK they had to be so MAJORLY sarcastic to us when we asked them nicely and telling them as well that the students were having their oral and hence it was important we asked the purpose of their visit. Let me repeat. WE ASKED THEM NICELY. I even had the courtesy to ask them to take a seat while I call the person i/c and also tell them nicely again that I was not able to get the one i/c on the phone because she was not answering her call.

So in other words, there is no reason why that one bloody asshole had to be so sarcastic to us. I can't remember all that she had said because I was so fuming mad at her lack of respect for people like she was some kind of big shot. When my colleague asked for her identity card after I could not be bothered about entertaining her again, I heard her talking to my colleague that she will give her driving license and added on saying that this one will do because it had her picture on it in a square in case my colleague doubts that it is her license and if my colleague needs help spellling out her name (though she knew it was clearly on the license but it was just her 'license' to be sarcastic), she will be glad to spell out her name. And that was just the tip of the iceberg of her sarcasm. 

Before that, like I said, she said some other nasty things as well that my other colleagues had also taken notice because she was rather loud like making her sarcasm loud and clear. 

You know what, the best thing about this incident (now my turn to be sarcastic) is that they are social workers from a family service centre. If you don't live in Singapore, that is a place where they provide counselling for families and children. You heard it right. SOCIAL WORKERS. If this is the standard of the social workers who deal with people but with a lack of respect for other people, then Singaporeans is doomed. They should really be better off finding people with a sense of professionalism. This is too much. I know that not everyone can be nice and I have dealt with nasty people before but these....these people are gawd damn social workers!!!!! You don't have to be Singaporean to know what these people do. 

This was like the first time that I had to 'walk away' from a situation where I felt that I could be way nasty even though that sort of capability is actually beyond me as I am just not a short tempered person in general. But that was stepping way beyond the line of my limit. The anger that I contained towards them and not having to blow it up in their face gave me this migraine. So you can imagine how angry I am. 

Sigh these people ah, make my life span shorter only. Damn beyotches. My male colleague, who is the actual one who has the short temper, watched from afar after hearing the commotion made by them as they were making quite a ruckus in the office while waiting for the teacher i/c. In her midst of her sarcasm, I looked at him and said 'Did you hear that?' and he nodded just in case he thought I was a blabbering mess earlier on and he immediately went to the VP to feedback. I know that if he approached them, that's it man. I don't know if the police will be called over or what...haha. 

I don't know what kind of action will be taken by the VP because later on the teacher i/c, or rather the sole school counselor in our workplace, was of no help either as she was also teetering on our nerves too with her very rude mannerism as she explained that she had emailed to us that these people were visiting. That made me wonder, are all the social workers and counselors, after giving counseling sessions to people with problems, do they absorb these problems as well which made them all nasty and mean towards other people?

I wonder about that though. If that's the case, I really suggest they make a career switch like go army or something coz at least their anger and frustration has a place for them.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Knight In Armour Who Can Repair

Sigh, he strikes again. After a few days of silence, he messaged me again with a 'good morning'. He won't give up, will he? But I am not able to entertain because like I said, I don't want to give him any false hope and plus, I don't have any desire to continue communicating with him. And yes, because of utter silliness of not being able to think up of a valid reason NOT to give my number, I shall bear the consequence later. 

Anyway, whatever. My male colleague was asking me if I called the delivery guy because he knew he gave his number to me but I was like,  heck no. I threw away the number in fact. And then, I was 'blaming' him for not helping me out and he counter said that he didn't know because there was so many people attending to the reception table. I argued saying that ' should have said that no flirting is allowed! Then he defended himself by saying 'what do you want me to say?! Hello this is my don't come and disturb her ho-kay..' Anyway, I thought that was hilarious...hee.

Well, that's my colleague. I like the friendly banters among us at times though they can be really caught up with work, unlike me because Im just not work-centric like them. Though my male colleague is really the type who has a short temper and a very questioning and no  nonsense type attitude, he really is a breath of fresh air with his hilarious antics. But he really sucks when he is in such a bad mood. He even asked me for movie updates although I don't even remember the last movie I ever watched because Im just not a movie fan though I do catch up with American pop culture every day. I knew Glee existed before the fever caught on in Singapore. So he watched the movie Kick-Ass based on MY recommendation. Coolness, eh?

When I wanted to borrow the digital camera from the office, before I even got to see the actual camera, I actually had to hear his lecture on the specs of digital cameras in general like what are the good ones and which functions to look out for. And may I emphasize that I didn't even propose in wanting to buy one but merely wanted to borrow. It even gave him the opportunity to boast about his purchase of his latest toy which is a lumix digital camera and the next day, he showed me the pictures taken with the camera. Like in everyone's life, I have to act interested like you  know, give them the opportunity to talk about their interests in life or even vent their frustrations. Unlike my brother who can cleverly see that Im not interested behind my fake interest (complicated?), many people don't see it.  I suspect they do but they don't give a damn, I suppose coz at least I bothered to listen.

Anyway, what is it with guys and tech toys? This relief teacher, who is younger than me, almost every day fawns over my new mac at work because of its wide screen. Im like, okay I geddit already, but do you have to say it every time? But that's like guys in general I suppose. I can bet with you that if you ever become the girlfriend of such guys who just love their toys be it their cars, their cameras or xbox, you are like the second love interest and never the first one.

Sometimes you have to drag them back to reality like hello, you got a life here as well but their wide knowledge can be astounding and you get to know things that other people wouldn't give a damn about. While shallow and budget conscious people like me will probably fawn over a pink camera that costs over 200 over dollars only and gloss over the specs, these people will think that I am loco. 

I may be single right now but if I ever decide to find a guy, I want the guy to be a multi tasker. Someone who has very good general interest in how things work and not just one who is constantly thinking of how to make money. To me, it's a definite necessity. He may have all the wealth in the world but if he can't even lift a finger to repair a leaking pipe or change a light bulb, we may have a problem there unless he uses his money to pay for the service instead. But really, tell wouldn't mind him doing the dirty work instead don't you, instead of relying on someone else to do the work. He could also be the one who yanks you out from your dream land of buying that cheap hot pink camera which will probably not last beyond six months. 

Oh where oh where, is my knight in shining armour..tee hee.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Crystall Ball, Crystall Ball

You know what, it is starting to bug me if I really will have some kind of love interest since some clever bugger (me, that is) have this wild prediction that someone will take an interest in me. And no, the delivery guy doesn't count and it's not JUST because he has a pot belly, k? It's uhm..more than that. You don't just take phone numbers from random strangers and if you do, well, Im really sure you have such a huge social life.

So I just came across this clip from a drama series in US and they went to see a gypsy and get their crystal ball predictions. Now, as much as I would love to just get my future predicted for the fun of it because I don't mind surprising myself with what the future hold for me, Im just curious how the heck my love life is going to play out. You know, fun stuffs like if I EVER going to get a love interest because as you know, I have been single all my life and strangely, it's not because not one single soul tried to ask for my number (they basically spooked me). 

Therefore I present to you Rahayu's online crytall ball predictions (it's free anyway)..

'Will I ever get a love interest this year?'

I asked in a different manner, 'Will I get a boyfriend in 2010?'

"Will my boyfriend be handsome?"

Just to be sure, I asked the same question again 'Will my boyfriend be handsome?'

In other words, this thing is practically useless. It can't even make up its mind if my future boyfriend is going to be handsome or not.  It's trying to tell me that in my efforts to 'suss out' potential boyfriends by uhm..ignoring those who are interested but Im not (heh..), my results are not guaranteed that I will end up with the kind that I want.

What the heck. Just tell me in my face lah that I can't get a handsome boyfriend no matter how much I try. Chet. Don't worry, I can take the hint.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Lucky or Unlucky Me

I must admit that I did something rather unpleasant, at least for me, and I don't want to be so trapped like this anymore. In other words, so stupid like what was I thinking?

Anyway, if you want to know what I am ranting about, I gave my phone number to a total stranger who was obviously trying to get to know me and in normal circumstances I wouldn't give especially if I wasn't interested. But I ended up giving as I felt bad that he gave me his. I can't say like oh, I don't think I can. It started when this delivery guy came to deliver some 20 something boxes of simply chocolate cakes and I was pretty excited as their cakes are famous in Singapore and then I would get to eat them later. But I think the guy saw my excitement when I attended to him along with my other colleagues and out of no reason, he started to do this whispering motion thing, luckily not to my ears, that if he ordered through me, I would get a free cake. Of course, I don't anticipate buying the cake in the near future coz it is so bloody expensive so I was like, oh? okay..and then went about helping my other colleagues.

But then, he said again that if I orderd through him, I would get free cake and I just smiled and left it at there and attended to other things as well. Then before he left, I thought he was gesturing goodbye and I waved goodbye but he didn't stop at that :S He came back again and asked to write down his number so I grabbed a paper and pencil just so that I can get rid of him and get it over and done with. So that's fine until HE asked for mine and I don't know why I just went brain dead and that time and with a LOT of hesitation, I wrote down mine too. I was thinking, ah heck, just make friends but seriously, I don't think I want to be friends with him. 

So it's not the lure of the free cake that I gave my number to him in case you think Im that dense. Shortly after, he messaged me and asked me how I am and how was the cake and that was when my senses kicked in and I panicked. Big time. I messaged my friend and I didn't want to message him at all but later when she called me, she kinda psyched me to message him back because it was an opportunity to make friends with him. I gave her the idea that I was so spooked by this so called flirting game because I was so immature in this game (though I really am..) and that I shouldn't be scared of making new friends.

But he's such a major turn off! Like he got a pot belly! I didn't want to say anything to her because it's going to make me so shallow. Though I do admit I am shallow but seriously, who isn't? I don't pick and choose who I want to talk to, unless the person is really a waste of time, and then this guy is obviously in need of more than a friendship because in the past, I do encounter people like this before and based on other people's experience too, they do try to jump into a relationship so majorly fast ESPECIALLY if they look like the sort who uhm..don't get hooked up with girls pretty easily. Plus, I also thought that just because I am single, it doesn't mean that I can get hooked up with simply anybody just to end my dry spell as that is so ridiculous. So I don't want to drag this guy along and give him so much hope because there IS no hope.

I know I did mention before that hey, this year may be a lucky year where someone will FINALLY ask me out for a movie or dinner date and I will be so giddy with all the messages of sweet nothings and care and concern. I just don't anticipate it to start off this way and it's just so majorly awkward. Probably, after I have ignored his messages to be friends, I will receive some flak in my life in that I have to 'repay' back my unkindness towards him by giving him a could shoulder. Maybe it will be a LOOOOONG time later that someone will show some interest in me or WORSE, I have some interest in the person and then HE gives me the cold shoulder.

But seriously, it's a mistake on my part because I would have made the situation a bit more bearable by probably saying that I will call him instead if I need to order instead of 'willingly' giving him my number when I am clearly not interested with him. I promise to be more careful. Oh well, another lesson learnt..heh.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Adorably Funny!!

A collection of pics I got from the internet from a blogger who picked out these cutesies. I think I jz died from an overdose of adorableness from the frakkin' animals..ha!

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Universal Studios in Sentosa

12th March 2010. What an eventful day. Prior to it, I found out that I won a pair of tickets to see Adam Lambert live in the Universal Studios in Resorts World Sentosa. Love it! I asked for one chance this year to be lucky by winning that pair of tickets (which, by the way, they only gave away 40 pairs) and I got that lucky chance! woot! 

But of course, I don't think it will be a biiit too much to ask for another chance to win camera? :D Coz I just took part in another lucky draw contest though all the best for me as I bet SO MANY people will participate in it and whoever win those gadgets in the Digital Life Big Giveaway, you are indeed VERY VERY lucky! *crosses finger that I am one of them*

Moving on...

I know I took a long time to post the pictures up but I found out a nifty way to put them up. Mosaic style! I really liked the way one of the blogs that I recently read put up  her photos. Though I think hers look nicer but heck lah, it's almost about the same thing. You saw the first one in the earlier post and now here's my take on our adventures at the Universal Studios. By the way, you guys should really go there. If you don't want to fork out the money to buy the tickets, well at least do some camwhoring there..haha. Like us!

One thing for sure though, we will be back!

Photo Collage

My first attempt at doing a photo collage using picasa. Nice! Of coz I can do much nicer than this..but a bit lazy..ha!

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Bills Bills Bills

You know how I often complain that I have problems paying bills and then now I actually have to be more proactive in asking for help to get the instalment plan. But of course, knowing them, I still have to pay but it's just a matter of how much I can pay or rather how much they want you to pay since they are after all, the one receiving the money. And also, at the very least, they should know that I have difficulties in paying and not because I purposely want to default payment. It's also to stop them from sending me lawyer's letters. Even my brother's hospital sent a lawyer's letter TWICE to get the money for his medical appt last year. What the heck.
Im currently desperate in wanting to save up some moolah to keep for emergency use. I am also looking out for other ways to save up including following what my brother does : saving coins. Yes, Im that desperate. And I actually asked permission to borrow the digital camera from my office so that I can take some snapshots of some things at home to sell on facebook. While I have my doubt that in no way, whatever I saved up will give me back whatever I have spent since I don't have any share investment or earn big bucks, I should be thankful coz it's a miracle by itself if I can save up some money..heh.
So while I have quite a week following my payday letting my guard down a bit to buy for stuffs I don't often buy like a bag, magazine and a CD (knowing that I can easily download the music from youtube for FREE..pfft), Im on a zen mode now. I just used my last discount voucher for 20 dollars worth of groceries though it is very unfortunate some stupid idiot of a bozo stole my brother's new pair of school shoes that was bought a mere two weeks ago. My brother's big sized shoes can be stolen. I repeat. Big size. This dumb ass will have feet that will start to rot, I tell ya. So I have to buy a new pair for him again and that's 30 dollars gone, thank you very much bozo.
This is an on going battle for me and I don't think I can win but I hope to make the 'losing' a little less painful :/

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Food I like Part One

If you live in a multi racial country like Singapore where you can find so much varieties of food and often with great competitiveness among the popular food stalls and restaurants, and you are not caught up with the craze, something's wrong with you. Well, unless you are choosy or simply tired of eating all those good tasting food coz you have too much of it already over the years and have proof of it (e.g. fat). 

Honestly, if we can keep track of what we eat and eat in moderation, I seriously don't see any harm tucking into that plate of oily and fattening char kway teow coz it's seriously yummy judging from the hoards of people who queue up for it. And there is the emergence of food blogs where the bloggers will take pretty and mouth watering pics of food along with the review which can be a good thing for the food stalls or restaurants coz in this digital age, we often refer to the internet for the best recommendations. Last Sunday, the Sunday Times featured this phenomena in Singapore and Im not surprised coz like I said, we are foodies.

Well, if only life was like back then where I won't even blink when ordering chicken rice. But let me do this special edition as to what the heck Rahayu eats. Anyway, if there's any consolation, Im not a complete health nut and a complete nut for giving up ALL kinds of sinful food. And as much as I love me veggies, I hardly eat fruits though my fibre intake comes from eating wholemeal bread and biscuits like during lunch. But I shall try to eat more fruits, though..just as long as I don't have to cut them. See, the troublesomeness of fruits?! I like being fuss-free a.k.a Im simply lazy..haha.

Dry Yong Taufoo! Love it! But I either take bee hoon or laksa noodle. I take only one fried item and I don't drink much of the soup and absolutely no curry or laksa gravy. This is from Vivocity Banquet.

Stir Fry Beef from Banquet Marine Parade. It's not very oily. Im a stickler for food 'swimming' in oil.

Yu Mian Handmade Noodles. I hardly eat stir fry noodles but rather, soupy noodle dishes. This is yum.

I prefer eating scones rather than muffins. But coz it's made of empty calories due to the white flour, I will usually just eat like one and not eat much of lunch or eat it with wholemeal biscuits or bread.

Fried food are daaaaamn goood. But baaaad for your heart. Once in awhile its ok. Like this round pieces of calamari rings from the canteen near my office.

I've mentioned this before but I don't eat anything that has coconut milk / cream in them. So....that's like 90% of malay dishes, desserts and cakes and Im Malay myself :S Sorry future mother-in-laws.

With the exception of yong tau foo and the yu mian handmade noodles, I seldom eat the rest of the food like maybe just a once in a month treat though I have a little obsession thingey with the calamari rings and it's SoOOoo hard to limit myself to just a pack once a week. But whatever, somehow one day, I will get over it. I have other things that I would like to share but it's just so weird taking pics of photos but it's just my opinion.

See, it's not completely boring. At least got a bit of variety when it comes to my food choices though yes I admit, it's still limiting. What to do, life is not without any sacrifices. Correct?

More pics to come!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Happy Birthday to U our Dear Nuts!

Im sure I have talked about my dear friend Nats who has been very awesome as a friend all these  years. She doesn't have any air around her though she is wealthier by standards compared to well..many of us but is very willing to give us a hand during our difficult times. I appreciate having a friend like her and hope that we stay friends for as long as our knees do not turn wobbly..hehe.

Happy birthday to you Nats!!

Evil smirk. Beware o Colleagues of hers..

Nats singing while being massaged. She really is a multi tasker.

Birthday cum Karaoke for Dear Nats

The long awaited day and night is here and it was fun meeting with the girls and i am actually glad that the four original girls are back together. Anyway, we planned for a karaoke followed by dinner for our dear friend nats. some friends are worth keeping for life and although we don't know what the future holds, we do hope for the best and such friends are still around for each other.

So after lotsa croaking of one song after another, and taking snapshots including a little birthday song for nats, we stepped out for dinner. I suggested wendy's which is a new fast food establishment. Funny thing was that, we didnt know what to order so we followed the meal choice of one our friends down to the choice of drinks. And then when we were struggling to finish the double patty burger, we blamed her..hehe. But one thing for sure is that, I will definitely be back looking at the scrumptious looking menu. Happens when you are practically surrounded by kfc and mcdonalds.
Pics below! (taken from Nats Camera)

All together...squat!!

Birthday a massage chair.

Doing the sheemi sheemi..

I looked so scared of these two..haha.

Us doing the Bollywood 'Catch me if You Can!' Pose..

Starlight Starbright..

Rousing Applause with my Clapper..

Doing a Duet..

p.s: I actually blogged on the way home in the bus coz its gonna be a short entry anyway. For full length post, have to use the laptop coz two fingers typing dont work..hee.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Mum in Black Mood Again

Hey, not bad I am pretending my phone is a blackberry while Im typing
away on my nokia's phone qwerty keyboard. While pple obssessed over
the usefulness and the sleek designs of iphone, i've always had my eye
on the blackberry. It is jz so uber cool. But like the iphone, I can't
afford the pricier data plan so forget abt it.

But that's how life is. Why get into unnecessary mess eh? By the way,
jz a quick update on mum's crazy situation jz now. She was into one of
her nonsensical moment again so early in the morning already. I pity
my brother because he got the short end of the stick as he was at home
so naturally he would hear his ramblings. She was jz angry as she had
planned for me to go to this certain restaurant to buy food for them
since I jz received my pay. She didn't tell me earlier what and I had
already informed her a few times that I would be going to the gym as
per normal. i don't usually go on Saturday but yeterday I had to
because I was paying back for last Sunday.

Then when I said okay fine, I will give up gym again, she changed her
mind hastily again and she demanded that I leave the house
immediately. I got so upset that I started to tear up even though I
told myself repeatedly that well, happiness is in my own hands so I
must NOT get upset.

But I jz have such sensitive heart it's hard not to be affected by it.
Like hello, when Justin from Ugly Betty asked his beau for a dance
infront of his family, I teared up. To him, it was a new beginning for
him and how can I not be so teary? His family is so supportive of him.
They even wanted to throw him a coming out party which is so wrong at
all level.

Im glad things have cooled down a bit but her next erratic mood swing
may jz er..swing by again. I really salute those people who live with
family members whom they have to put up with their nonsense especially
with parents in their prime age and having dementia or short temper as
they are slowly losing their abilities to take care of themselves.
What about caring for those with mentally or physically challenged
family members? Must be a real drain of emotions.

But we all have to be strong. Sure we like to say life is always
unfair but there are times when things do get better. I promise...



Tuesday, April 06, 2010

In Greek? Not!

Orchard Road has changed a lot the past few years with the emergence of new shopping centers and it can be quite a maze walking from one to another. But! Underground linkways make shopping much easier especially when you are out roaming on a wet evening and even though sleeping in is the best option and somehow you choose to be out there instead. So fret not shopaholics!

Okay frankly speaking, I don't know why they have the painting of the beach houses at the coastline that are commonly found overseas and definitely not in Singapore. I guess they either want to cater to foreigners who probably miss home or they manage to get these paintings at a budget price after spending a lot on the construction of the linkways. Either way, it's beautifully painted and they  have one side of the wall near the escalators complete with a brickwall and fake doors and vineyards of which, once again, I don't know what is the theme behind it except that it makes nice camwhoring moments while blocking the passageway for the shoppers to go up the escalators.

So if you happened to be in town, do check out the new linkways from Orchard Central to Centrepoint. Raining?! problem! In future, they will open up snacking outlets so if you need a breather and munch away, u can make a pitstop over here as well.

While that is in plans, enjoy your camwhoring moments like us!

Oh look at the beautiful background!

Would u believe this was in the Centrepoint newly constructed underground linkway?

Knock! Knock!

Monday, April 05, 2010

Bloggers' Symposium by NuffNang

I actually was very glad I registered for this symposium, though I still didn't bother to check out the meaning of the word, coz I actually learnt quite a lot of nifty things which I have been practising since the time I reached home. Though I thought it would have been better if I had written down instead, I guess I can manage coz many of the things I actually know already but now I know a bit more like how not to make myself distorted while making some changes to my physical appearance through photoshop..hehe.

While the thought of being there alone seemed very scary, I actually had a chance encounter with a teacher from school. I actually saw him while queuing to register but after several glances, I believed that I might have mistaken him for someone else instead who looked very much like him like his twin brother or something. In other words, I was so hoping it wasn't him..haha.

So oh well, can't just brush aside and say 'uhm..I cant be caught dead with you right now because we are not in the workplace', right? Then turned out that he was also attending the same workshop as me so die die no escape..haha.

He's kinda funny as well like when during tea break, after eating he wanted to go the gent and he was like telling me to stay there and don't move away..hehe. After he had gone to the gents, I actually didn't feel like going but he was like ok, now your turn to go to the ladies. I know I would have politely said 'not now' but oklah, no harm done since he had also volunteered to hold my thing as well.

Sigh, I was actually picturing myself that I would meet some guy who shares similar interest as me and then we'll ride into the sunset. Nevermind, next time then. Besides, I didn't feel 'attractive' anymore since the cheapskate in me preferred to walk all the way from Dhoby Gaut MRT to the SMU campus coz I could not be bothered to check the buses that goes there since the train is my usual mode of transport whenever I hop into town. So I was rather sweaty looking :S

I didn't ask anyone along coz I didn't expect to get picked since I was sure so many people would sign up coz Singapore has this rather huge blogging community and Im sure they want to see the top bloggers conducting the various workshops. I signed up for the Xiaxue workshop because I wanted to pick up some photoshop skills from her. It's more for that than for the person though she was funny throughout the workshop and at one point when someone was talking rather loudly on the phone, she remarked that doesn't mean she was concentrating on photoshopping, she can't hear. Then she said 'You want to die is it? I will write about you' in which the audience erupted into laughter. Well, if you don't know her, this girl is known for bitching on others on her blog so if you are caught in her radar, good luck to you.

She was a mini celebrity (like duh..) before and after the workshop so she wasn't entirely hated by many people. Sure she has some faults but her air of confidence is so great that she couldn't be bothered what people are saying half the time. Uhm, the other half time, if she's angry she will have something to say and that's when she starts rambling on her blog.

Nevertheless, the workshop wasn't about her entries but rather her photoshopping skills and I don't know how she does it, she actually photoshops every single picture of her so she will look more 'chio' or more attractive. I admit I do photoshop as well but mostly coz I have to since Im using a darn cameraphone with a low megapixel and I will not stop complaining about this until...........I get a new digicam so wait long long for it.
The Symposium at the SMU auditorium. Feels like some lecture will be conducted.

She's actually very tiny..

With her fans..

Free photoshoot by Canon. I wished they make me thinner though :/

Circle Line Adventures

I Skipped gym. But it might be a good thing though no matter what, I have to pay back next Saturday. Why I said it was a good thing coz I didn't expect to go to 11 stations in the new circle line opening. If i sit still in the train is one thing but getting off at every station is another. Nevertheless it was rather fun because it was free while we explored around. Some stations are rather outstanding in the architecture and design esp those with expected big crowds in the future who transit in and out of the city.

Actually i wldnt have been bothered but my younger brother is overenthusiastic abt this kind of thing. Unlike me with no career visions, i kinda can anticipate the kind of career path he wld go into provided the LTA takes him in. I suppose he will excel in the architecture coz he does good layout designs. I will b supportive in his future endeavours which means that i have to watch over his studies to make sure he doesnt stray. Dammit, such a big task ahead.

Actually, while walking around, he supplemented me with so many trivias regarding the various stations that the huge brochure didnt supplement. Infact he told me those trivias even before reaching the stations. I tried to act interested but im not really into..erm...technical stuffs so i ws jz half listening. Ah well, he knew anyway.

Ok, enough talk. Let the pics do the talking!

See my ghostly apparitions? hehe..

Circle Line's New Spokesmodel

Going down..

Dunno why...they remind me of the cow's udders

From far, I swear it looked like some giant sculpture but turned out the be huge pics instead.

Someone's big idea to go to the other side of the platform to take a pic..

Posing at the MRT gantry. I don't fear this thing will snap on my poor waist.

The programme highlights in some of the 11 stations.

My brother was so excited abt this whole trip though he did get tired eventually.

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Vintage Look

In this world, nobody is perfect. In terms of looks and characteristics. Someone with such angelic innocence can be a psycho bitch at another end. Although some things can't be done much especially when they don't see how psychotic they can be, some other things can be done through photoshop.

I've always been a fan of photoshop though I don't think my skills are up to par. They're moderately fine and as long as my pictures look better, or rather less ugly, at least my insecurities are half gone.

I learnt how to make a vintage look this afternoon after the bloggers' symposium which is a very 'in' look nowadays and despite not owning a digicam (dammit!), I hope one day I can. Meanwhile, I can only rely on my camera phone and photoshop before I have some extra cash to get one which will take like forever.

In Normal Mode

After photoshop is done, to create vintage look.
Rahayu likes! :D

And now you know why i seldom post photos on my blog. Look at that face! Ok ok..shld be grateful that at least I got eyes to see and nose to breathe, right? Pfft..fine.

Having this thing still going on in my lappie..

Declaration for a certain Adam

Still declaration for a certain Adam..nice but a biiiit overexposed.
Ok I will stop now.

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Ugly Betty Ending Soon!

Wow, I have been watching Ugly Betty for the last few weeks and I must say the episodes are getting better and better just as it was about to end. I don't mean end as in season's the finale of the finale. Ok for those who don't follow, Ugly Betty has been cancelled because of poor ratings. And crappy reality shows are on the rise and though I don't like the really close minded broadcasting here in Singapore, one thing I am glad for is that they don't waste money and people's time showing such crap. 

People are actually speculating the ending to Ugly Betty like who she is going to end up with and what is gonna happen to her like is she finally going to realise her dreams of writing for her own magazine. She is currently working for a fashion magazine but in the recent episode, Gio (yay!) fiercely tried to drill into her that fashion is not her passion but writing is.

Well, from the beginning, I want her to end up with Daniel but after reading some comments posted by long time watchers of Ugly Betty, they have more of a sibling relationship and it will be rather awkward to have them end up together. Plus, you can't hurry a relationship within the last two episodes even though they are there for each other through thick and thin throughout the four seasons. But whatever it is, Betty is inspirational. Infact, despite the writings being a bit 'off' with rather ridiculous plot lines in the mid seasons and may have somehow decreased the ratings, there are many things to learn from that show and doesn't always involve fashion. Lessons on love and life are thrown into them and you can't help but wonder about the truth behind them.

Like what Mark advised Justin when he was nervous about his first upcoming kiss with a girl in a theatre and also of whom he has a crush on, feelings will take over and you just know it and that he or she will know it too. Then the world turns grey and then there's only the two of you. How sweet, right? But turned out, sparks didn't fly when he kissed the girl and surprise surprise, someone else ignited the sparks instead. Either way, I still think it's very charming coz I can't help but be so won over by the young love..awwww....

Anyway, Im so gonna miss the comedic moments. Yes I know I have been rather harsh on the actress playing Betty when it got into season 2 and 3 coz I think she overacted. But maybe she's just being Betty who has this wide eye innocent over the things that happen around her despite being in embarrassing situations while at the same continuing to look for her shot at being an editor. Right now she is a junior features editor but I anticipate bigger things for this girl as the curtains fall on Ugly Betty.

So now, whether or not she ends up with Daniel, it doesn't matter. Her personal journey into realizing what she really wants (which is definitely not Fashion) is just beginning. Of course if Daniel ends up with her is fine too. But I do NOT want Henry into the picture and Im not the only hater..haha. Yes they made Henry seems to be her true love but I just don't like that guy who makes Betty a miserable mess because he is just so needy. I don't care if he's a geek but if a guy can't stand up to his rights on who he really loves, then Betty, he is definitely not for you. But Daniel is :) come on, you two have such great chemistry and nobody reads Daniel like you do! Not even his own mother.

Okay okay..I said I didn't care if he does not end up with Betty.

Two more episodes to go. Betty fans, get ready for tissue box!

Thursday, April 01, 2010

My Savings Reward

Financial management is such a big headache. Im one of those people who have to pay bills from my rather small salary so I have no choice but to actually try to scrimp my way through life although if you take away my internet connection, I will probably just die. I actually don't find it enough to just scrimp but rather save money for future use and for emergencies as well which I have mentioned months before. 

I actually have somehow successfully managed to save quite a bit of amount but it's still too early and nothing so major has come up so far that demand a lot of money though I do come close to that. Currently, Im in the midst of settling my town council conservancy charges which have accumulated to quite a lot and thankfully, I have spoken to one of the officers and they will retract back the summon they had given to my father. I still have to pay the charges though. I actually asked if I could pay by instalment and they said that I have to pay at least half first before they start the instalment plan. I will slowly settle the amount but meanwhile, I gotta watch my expenses which I admit is not easy because if you live in a country where the standard of living is rather high, it's not that easy to keep track.

So that is why I said I started saving months ago so that I will feel less guilty about spending as at least there is future income. My mini savings of $2 daily has been successful and believe it or not, I actually bought stuffs which in normal situation, I will just ponder endlessly with my 'to buy or not to buy' drama in  my head coz I don't see the importance of it but it's just oh so pretty. Case in point. Make up products. Like come on, Im a girl and when I see pretty eye shadow colours, my eyes turn glittery.

Furthermore, my make up products look like they should have been tossed into the garbage bins years ago and if my skin is sensitive, I think it will induce red ugly blotches on it. So far, I got myself a new foundation powder with a brand new casing, new range of eye shadow colours in a set, a b.b. cream which is a new product that is meant to cover up your skin flaws and a blusher. I know it seems like a waste of money but I doubt it. WHY?!

Coz I bloody well saved up for them. Plus, being a scrooge, I didn't spend all that I have painstakingly saved up. I calculated that I will get an estimated amount of $60 per month based on my $2 daily savings and I will only spend half of it which is $30. So in other words, I still save with the balance of $30. Am I a scrooge genius or what?

If Im consistent, I may even save up to $100 and then it will be rolled back into my savings account but I don't want to be so caught up with that. I get a big headache doing repetitive and tedious mental calculations to make sure that I am on track with my savings.

I don't want to visit the ghosts of my past because they are not pleasant. I don't want to resort to borrowing/dishonesty/selling of beloved gadgets or all of the above. The future does not offer guarantee but I would like to know that at the very least, I have some financial backing.

Sure we make mistakes because we are all just human beings. But from the mistakes, we learn. At certain times, it's only a matter of mind over matter and we can actually avoid buying things that are wasteful because eventually we don't use them at all. As much as I hate to admit it, that happens to me too. So to prevent such mistakes, I normally anticipate what I want to get like maybe a blue coloured top because I only have one such colour in my entire wardrobe coz I seem to be buying quite a lot of cheery colours like pink and yellow. So it's something like this that prevent me from making unnecessary purchases even in the midst of sales. 

But of course lah, if they slash the prices so much and then it's something I will definitely use, I will be a goondu or idiot if I don't get it. Either that or if they hardly hold such sales like the recent Charles and Keith warehouse sales, I will be even a bigger idiot if I don't get a pair of shoes from there where the prices were even slashed until 9 freaking bucks for a pair of new heels.

Currently, I have this plan to set up a new facebook account and then selling things that I have bought but they end up not being used. Actually, most of the time it's because I can't fit them be it a pair of heels or maybe a skirt. I think coz I was delusional at that point of purchase like I thought I was thin or I have small feet. Oh well.

I may not remember most of the amount that I have paid for these items but it's okay just as long as I get some moolah back. Probably, I will make use of this extended weekend to do something about it. Besides now it's the 1st of April which is the start of a new month so I should be more productive with my time compared to the first quarter of the year where I practically snoozed through.

Check back here for more update on whether I will eventually set up the account..haha. For now, let us all pray that one day, I will win a digital camera starting with the bloggers' symposium this Saturday which I had registered and successfully got a place to go for the talk and workshop.

Long Weekend, A Little Rambling & My Lack of Gratitude

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