Friday, February 06, 2009


If you are in town and up and around... come out for this! Tao @ TTDI Plaza!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Monday, November 24, 2008

How long can you keep up blogging

There are really great bloggers out there that I really enjoy reading their blogs. I can catch up with what is going on with my friends and their family without neccessarily having to constantly keep up with emails.

but after a while, THEY STOP BLOGGING!

Wondering, on average, how long does a person blog before giving up on it and unable to keep up? This doesn't count people like me who only blog once in a blue moon (and maybe not even then :P)

Maybe I'm a busybody... but I do enjoy seeing pictures or hearing stories on what is going on in people's lives.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

toilet habits

For some weird reason, I was in 3 separate conversations about different toilet habits in the last 2 days. It's quite interesting... which bring me thinking... I know that it is a healthy to do the NO. 2 everyday. What if you don't? What if the bowel movements are not that regular? Sometimes it is super regular (till almost the same minute of the day) and sometimes it is not regular at all.. should you worry if you don't go for more than 2 days? should you worry if you go 3-4 times a day (and not the diaherrea form)?

just thinking...

Monday, September 15, 2008

Wedding Galore

Finally, the end of wedding (at least for a while) attendance!!! It's not that I don't like weddings... I do.. I enjoy seeing two people starting new chapter of their lives together. It's just that when there is so many together and when you are helping out in the logistics of things, it can get very exhausting.. whew..

Congratulations to all that just got hitched!! May God work in each of your lives individually and together to help you grow closer with each passing year!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Horribly Outdated

Last year, my sister and I took a trip to Andalusia. We took tons of pictures. Today is the first day that I actually went to my ipod (where I stored the pictures) and took a peak at them. The pictures brought back many of the memories of adventures and mis-adventures that we had.

One of hundreds of pictures we took of Alhambra gardens. (retake)

One of the mis-adventures, was that my oh-so-smart sister decided to reformat the memory stick on the third day, thus losing all the pictures from the first 2 days. We then decide to drive back to Alhambra, bought another 2 tickets to retake all the pictures that we lost. *sigh*

Perfectly blue sky!

architecture in Alhambra

We made a unplanned side trip to Ronda, just because we saw this view in a postcard.

Tio Pepe, Jerez de Fonterra.. Sherry Country

Flamenco dancing, SeVille (I think)

Of course, with so many months that past, I don't remember where most of the pictures are taken.

Ah well.. Such is the consequences of procrastination.. :P

Thursday, July 10, 2008

First post in over a year..

I haven't posted anything for over a year. This goes to proof how bad a blogger I am. It's mainly out of laziness. but usually also out of nothing really interesting to say.

So what do I have to say after more than a year! NOTHING... hahahahaha.. life is still the same old thing..

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

The Five Factor Value Test

Is this true? maybe?

Your Values Profile


You value loyalty a fair amount.
You're loyal to your friends... to a point.
But if they cross you, you will reconsider your loyalties.
Staying true to others is important to you, but you also stay true to yourself.


You value honesty a fair amount.
You're honest when you can be, but you aren't a stickler for it.
If a little white lie will make a situation more comfortable, you'll go for it.
In the end, you mostly care about "situational integrity."


You value generosity highly.
So much so that you often put your own needs last.
There's nothing wrong with having a caring heart...
But you may want to rethink your "open wallet" policy.


You value humility highly.
You have the self-confidence to be happy with who you are.
And you don't need to seek praise to make yourself feel better.
You're very modest, and you're keep the drama factor low.


You value tolerance highly.
Not only do you enjoy the company of those very different from you...
You do all that you can to seek it out interesting and unique friends.
You think there are many truths in life, and you're open to many of them.

Getting restless and not happy with where I am now in life... Revaluating what I want and what to do... Anyone has any novel ideas of what to do?

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Dominant thinking style...

Your Dominant Thinking Style: Exploring

You thrive on the unknown and unpredictable. Novelty is your middle name.
You are a challenger. You tend to challenge common assumptions and beliefs.

An expert inventor and problem solver, you approach everything from new angles.
You show people how to question their models of the world.

Methinks... quite true.. maybe.. probably..

Monday, April 16, 2007

Still haven't got the hang of things

Obviously I have not posted for a loooonnngg time... yup... I still haven't got the hang of blogging..

Went diving for the first time in many years last weekend. Had a great time! Forgot how beautiful the underwater world is... Met some great people too... hopefully, we'll be able to keep in touch and not revert to one of those things where people click and lose contact..

Anyways, still feeling effects of the weekend and can't wait to go back and sleep.. :P

What would be my famous last words..

Your Famous Last Words Will Be:

"I dunno, press the button and find out."

I think this might be very true for me... oh oh..

Monday, October 16, 2006

What's Your Personality Type?

You Are An INFP

The Idealist

You are creative with a great imagination, living in your own inner world.
Open minded and accepting, you strive for harmony in your important relationships.
It takes a long time for people to get to know you. You are hesitant to let people get close.
But once you care for someone, you do everything you can to help them grow and develop.

You would make an excellent writer, psychologist, or artist.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Are You Romantic or Realistic?

just discover

hmmm... maybe true... what's the difference between a romantic realist and a realistic romantic?

You Are A Romantic Realist

You tend to be grounded when it comes to romance.
Sure, you can fall hard... but only for someone you've gotten to know.
And once you're in love, you can be a total romantic goofball...
But you'd never admit it to your friends!

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Do You Have a Type A Personality?

You Have A Type A- Personality

You are one of the most balanced people around
Motivated and focused, you are good at getting what you want
You rule at success, but success doesn't rule you.

When it's playtime, you really know how to kick back
Whether it's hanging out with friends or doing something you love!
You live life to the fullest - encorporating the best of both worlds

Wednesday, September 27, 2006


I realised today that I haven't taken very many pictures this past years. If Jean has not send me pictures, I wouldn't even have any pictures from my US trip.

Anyways, some pictures from the past year I have posted up on the web:


Friday, September 22, 2006


It's amazing how we go through life taking things for granted and blissfully ignoring the fact that we are going to die one day. Talking about death makes a lot of people uneasy. I particularly hate it when my parents talk about death....

Today I remembered Polly Whitmarsh, who was my roommate freshman year. She passed away a few years back from brain tumor. I remembered a conversation we had about death and how we liked to go. As I think back on her battle with cancer and how she approached it, I am really amazed and would hope that I view life the way she does. Polly's first thoughts when she got the news that she had tumor was the impact it would make to her family, especially her mom. She remained cheerful even going through the painful surgeries and chemo and other treatments... Even when she was losing her hair and getting tired easily, she still sang in church and played basketball! Even when she was terminal, she still sang ... I do hope, however I pass on, I face live and whatever it brings and death, in the same cheerful manner...

No doubt I'll be complaining a lot (that's how I am) but not letting anything defeat me.

This is the last picture I have of Polly (with her nephew)...

Wednesday, September 06, 2006


It's been about a month since my vacation to US... and I have yet to put in more than 7 hours of sleep a night... 7 hours being the max but the median is more like 5 hours....

It's frustrating as I know I should be sleeping more.. but I would automatically wake up! Perhaps I should start going for spinning classes and tire myself out to sleep... hmmm.. that's an idea but I am still mentally blocked against anything bicycle...

It's not like I wake up tired... or go to bed exhausted... I just don't sleep enough....

Any tips for longer period of night zzzzz?

Monday, September 04, 2006

Speaking in public

I was reminded recently (and am being continually reminded) on how far I have come in terms of public speaking.... What brought about this reminder was through this training I'm doing... What I'm doing is learning how to be a bodypump instructor.. Part of it is learning how to coach and instruct a class through various exercises... Somebody made a passing comment about my passing the assessment well was that I was comfortable speaking.... %#@*%&!!! I did not know how to react cause that is NO WAY that I was comfortable speaking... granted that this person didn't know me very well... but the years of struggle of tears and sweat in my battling my fear of public speaking... SPEECHLESS!!

To bring it back to the beginning... Waaaayyyy back when I was still in school... There was a time when I had to say something in front of the class... I froze up and could not utter a word.. to the point that I can't even remember my name... I stood up there for a few minutes and sat back down again without saying a word..

Ever since then I was terrified to talk in front a group of people.. yup.. terrified in terms of feeling nausea and cold sweat and all.. I could talk to people, no problem.. I could even talk in bible study discussions... I could even be in plays and sing on stage... but ask me to stand in front of a group of people and talk... NO WAY!

I know that the fear of public speaking is very common and it is usually the fear of the unknown... but here I am, fearing something that history will repeat itself and I'll make a fool out of myself again...

As I grew up, I avoided anything that would require me to speak in front of a crowd... (not easy feat as I was in Singapore and US schooling system as well as being a church ministry leader)... When I was 19/20, I felt that God wanted me to really share my testimonial of what He has done in my life... How am I going to do that?!? I really struggled with this... THERE IS NO WAY I WAS GOING TO STAND UP AND TALK! God was everloving persistent and continually reminded me that when I'm up there, it is not me... I'm just the vessel for Him... I still remember the back and forth struggle I had with myself and God... but slightly after my 21st birthday, I stood up in church and talked about my journey as a Christian...

That was probably one of the hardest thing I have ever done! It wasn't a great speach, it wasn't that hundreds of people came to Christ, it wasn't anything spectacular other than the fact that I ALLOWED GOD TO BE BIGGER THAN MY FEAR... I was so drained after that I took a looonngg nap :D

In the subsequent years, I continually struggle with it.. I still get nausea and still break out in cold sweat... but I was determined to "cliche-ly" say that I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me...

Today, I'm still not a good public speaker... but I can talk in front of people without looking like a fool... When I hear the casual comment of me being comfortable, I was really angry as IT IS SO NOT COMFORTABLE FOR ME... and that in someways, the tears and sweat are discounted... but then I realised that Wow! God has really brought me so far that someone thinks I'm comfortable....

With this bodypump training, I'm learning about voice modulations, what commands work, how to take control of the class' attention... (well, there is the whole physical aspect of the training as well)... Of course there is much more work to be done and more room to improve... but Glory be to God who has brought me this far and Is continually bringing me further!

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

*sigh*... now that my office network has blocked friendster... I now have to use this to blog... hahaha... it's not like that blog that much anyways...

I was talking about blogging with some friends, and it's funny how actually we really do go through life with very interesting things to talk about... but because we are so boring people, we don't know how to express it...