Dunno why, but everytime I go to the bookstore, I get fixated with looking at diaries. Not that I do write one, but when I was like 18, I wrote almost 2 weeks of my daily accounts on some pieces on A4 paper. I guess this blog can be considered something like a diary. But if I was to keep this, I'd probably have to print it all and file it somewhere. Contrary to popular belief, I don't think I can write a diary. Writing reports alone give me a headache. And my life is nowhere more interesting than a fly in a jar.

So I guess I'd stick to blogging for a little while longer. Since I've already done it for 2? 3 years?

Ooh, and I just realised I am also fixated to white books. I bought Letters to Sam by Daniel Gottlieb a while back, and till now, I haven't finished it yet. Saw it on the popular shelf in a new red cover, and somehow, diden feel like I'd bought it, if it was red in the first place. Not that I'd read it anyway.

Hi, My Sweetheart (aka Hai Pai Tian Xin)

Finally caught up to episode 13 on youtube... but ep 14 will be the last one.. dunno why it's always sad that a series has to end. Although you almost know always that it's gonna be a happy ending.

Was wondering what I would look like sporting that hairstyle. After all, we've tried bald, perms, long hair, long-fringed etc. Guess I better not try this in real life.


Think I've got 6/12....


Just spent the morning at the gym... too much workout.. going to be decomissioned for the morning...


Turned 3 rounds and waited half an hour queueing in the car to enter the carpark for a course. The carpark sign was full, so the guard only allowed season parking holders to enter.

Then got in a while later after the security guard shifted the cone... and found 3 empty lots not occupied directly at the entrance... &^#$^%#&%$$.. car park full.. %$#&$#&$

Simple home cooked dinner..

Longbeans with dried shrimp and honey pork ribs. Yes, as usual, looks terrible, but tastes worse than it looks.



Just boiled chrysanthemum tea... almost boiled dry. Haha. But it's good to have some on hot days. And today seems to be an exceptionally hot day.


4 temp staff came over to my cubicle and told me there was supposed to be an eclipse at 425pm. Asking me where was the best place to see it, we made our way downstairs the office building. But too bad... couldn't spot the sun. Only saw tons of clouds all over the place.

This is one of the shots. Probably went round the whole office building, but no sun to be found anywhere. Hais. Haha.

Sherlock Holmes..

Not a bad movie...should catch it..

Simple Homecooked Meal..

Braised mushroom with chicken..


Life... is a wierd thing. There are just so many things we think we know and we understand, and the next second, we realise that we know nothing. Sometimes we feel that things are unjust, but the next second, we realise how minute or small those things are compared to what we are facing. Then when time goes by, those things that we faced in turn becomes minute or small. And we laugh at how serious we felt things were when we faced them back then. But if we do face them again, we become small once more... and wonder why and how we had the strength to feel big.

Death.. in turn, is like a fleeting image. It's non existent when we were young. Takes form when we get matured. And takes away people we need from us as we go through life. Some fear it, yet others think of it as an outlet. Death, as opposed to life, has nothing to be understood. Nothing to feel small about. Nothing to be faced. Yet we scorn the fact that people will leave us permanently.

Perhaps life is a prelude to death or death an answer to our problems in life. Or perhaps, life and death are exclusive... and we decide how we feel about the people we have in our lives.... and people that have left us. I'd subscribe to the latter.

Couldn't resist posting..

Ya purposely left out the poem one..

Boss and Car

Didn't do much today.

Was ready to leave office, when the boss gave me a call on my hp.
"Tee Hui, u know how to start a car with no battery?"

Ooh, ok. That meant that I had to look for someone with a starter cable. After asking like tons of people, finally found a jiu xing (saving star) that got cable. Then we rushed down to get his car started. My colleague drived her car in front of his and I told him, "Chances are 50/50... either u die or ur car starts."

Next question, which cable goes where. My boss takes out a handbook and starts reading item 3.3. In the mean time, I put the red to the red + sign bolt and the black to the unmarked bolt on both car batteries. The handbook doesn't tell which is red and which is black. So we have to assume it was correct.

I told my boss he might get electrocuted when he takes out the cable. Then my colleague took out a cloth from the boot and passed it to me. I was about to pass it to my boss, but he was looking elsewhere. So colleague started her car and revved it to 2000rpm... like the handbook says. My boss starts his engine and revvs his to 2000rpm too. It works!!

Then come the time to take out the cable. Surprisingly, everyone looked elsewhere again. So I said to my boss, "Take care of my family if I get electrocuted". Good thing, nothing happened when I pulled out the cable.

That's like ingesting some adrenaline after work ends.


Another Avatar toy.....

The Xiao Ding Dang's look nice though..

Astrology for 2010...

Year of the Metal Tiger...

Rat (1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996)

Positive: Influential, sociable, imaginative, and charismatic. Rat people will always stay loyal to their friends.
Negative: Power-hungry, gossiping, indiscreet, and meddling. These individuals don't always plan for the future.
Chinese Astrology Horoscope 2010 for the Rat: 2010 will bring changes, for certain. You tend to act on impulse, but this year may not be the right year for you to instigate too many changes. Adapting to change is a better strategy than adding fuel to the fire. Use your considerable wits to handle the uncertainties that are likely to come your way this year. Act with confidence rather than foolhardiness. Avoid overspending. 2010 is strong for you for love, particularly in the first half of the year. Travel opportunities are likely to present themselves. Career changes are likely. The year is likely to be quite busy. Overall: Average.

Ox (1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997)

Positive: Diligent, stable, and possesses a strong sense of purpose. These people build long-lasting friendships.
Negative: Stubborn and bigoted. Ox people aren't often flexible.
Chinese Astrology Horoscope 2010 for the Ox: A year of drama, instability, and change is not what a typical Ox wants to hear! It sounds a little too excitable for the security-seeking Ox. Last year was a new beginning for you--the start of a whole new 12 year cycle, and for some of you it was a dramatic beginning. This year, you are embracing a new lifestyle and dealing with some uncertainty at the same time. Career matters may be competitive; health is expected to be variable. Love is on the challenging side for many and status quo for some. Be determined, and open yourself up to accepting some changes in plans. Focus on the things that are the most important to you. Overall: Average to challenging.

Tiger (1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998)

Positive: Brave, strong, charismatic, and benevolent. Tigers are risk-takers and true adventurers.
Negative: Impetuous and hot-headed. These people aren't good at taking orders from others.
Chinese Astrology Horoscope 2010 for the Tiger: This is a year of new beginnings for you--the start of a new twelve-year cycle. The choices you make this year will be defining ones for years to come. Romance and social relationships are expected to be strong areas for you this year. It's a time during which the Tiger can take the lead, exercise his or her authority, and hunt down opportunities. Tigers will be very active and enjoy the changefulness of the year's events. However, Tigers should do their best to exercise self-control. Even though it is "their" year, it's a year of high drama, and both the ups and downs can be memorable.

Rabbit (1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999)

Positive: Tactful, intelligent, caring, considerate, and virtuous. Rabbit people don't like conflict.
Negative: Pedantic and secretive. These people can appear a little cold and distant at times.
Chinese Astrology Horoscope 2010 for the Rabbit: As this is the year before his/her own year, 2010 can bring the Rabbit some challenges, but never insurmountable ones. [Note, 2011 will be the Year of the Rabbit]. In fact, the Rabbit often indirectly benefits from the activities of the Tiger, so there can be some small advances this year for many Rabbits that seem to come out of the blue. The Rabbit doesn't share any strong links to the Tiger overall, however, so the Year of the Tiger is expected to be on the neutral side for the Rabbit--neither overly challenging nor overly positive.

Dragon (1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000)

Positive: Successful, proud, lucky, and enthusiastic. Dragons are determined people and able to inspire others.
Negative: Rigid and easily infatuated. Dragon people don't like routine.
Chinese Astrology Horoscope 2010 for the Dragon: The quickness of pace and changefulness of the year of the Tiger in 2010 is rather suitable to the Dragon who prefers immediate results. While opportunities should be grabbed when they arise, and they are very quick to both come and go in 2010, Dragons should make an effort not to be cocky or overly confident. Relationships with others are a little fragile, and Dragons should take care to be more sensitive to the needs of their loved ones this year.

Snake (1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001)

Positive: Intuitive, wise, perceptive, and compassionate. Snakes prefer the finer things in life.
Negative: Lazy and extravagant. These people may have a problem with depending on others.
Chinese Astrology Horoscope 2010 for the Snake: Snakes may not find 2010, the Year of the Tiger, especially easy. The quick and often hectic pace of the year may be unsettling for many Snakes. The best advice is to avoid resisting change at all costs, as the more Snakes resist, the harder their struggles will be! Snakes are usually more comfortable in a Yin year and 2010 is a Yang one. However, Snakes do have the ability to control or master Metal, so although the overall forecast is an uncomfortable year, it does not bring challenges that Snakes cannot handle masterfully.

Horse (1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002)

Positive: Popular, engaging, refined, and persuasive. Horse people are hardworking and independent.
Negative: Selfish and unscrupulous. These individuals may be rebellious and shun the advice of others.
Chinese Astrology Horoscope 2010 for the Horse: Horses (along with Dogs) are expected to fare better than most in 2010, the Year of the Tiger. It's a yang year, which is comfortable for Horses, and while Metal is not the preferred element for Horses, it is something they can take control of. New friendships and career advancement are likely. Health may be a little more fragile this year, however. While opportunities arise and should be taken advantage of, Horses should not jump into new situations or relationships too quickly, without practical considerations taken into account. Overall: Good.

Goat (or Sheep or Ram) (1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003)

Positive: Sensitive, imaginative, and well-mannered. Goats are peace lovers who don't like disagreements.
Negative: Pessimistic and tardy. These people can let others take advantage of them too easily.
Chinese Astrology Horoscope 2010 for the Goat: Last year was at times a worrisome period in the Goat's life. This year is also uncertain in terms of its quick pace and changeful atmosphere, which can feel overwhelming to many peace-loving Goats. The Year of the Tiger is best used as a period of gaining energy instead of a year of fame and fortune! There is no special relationship between the Tiger and the Goat, so a neutral year is expected overall. Goats are not especially comfortable in yang years, and 2010 is a yang year, but they do well with the Metal element of this period. Money matters are good. Health may be a little more sensitive or fragile this year.

Monkey (1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004)

Positive: Very inquisitive, curious, and witty with leadership qualities. Monkeys are popular people.
Negative: Deceitful and self-absorbed. These individuals can be childish and drawn to mischief.
Chinese Astrology Horoscope 2010 for the Monkey: Plenty of ups and downs are in store for Monkeys in 2010, the Year of the Tiger. Although Monkeys do not generally fare well in a Tiger year, they do well in Yang years and with the Metal element. The bottom line is a year of dramatic ups and downs. Love relationships are likely to be on the challenging side. Monkeys often tempt fate, and this year is not the best year in which to push your luck. You may easily get caught in lies of your own making, so take the honest route and the high road.

Rooster (1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005)

Positive: Enthusiastic, dignified, and resilient. Roosters are well-organized and good time-keepers.
Negative: Bossy and pedantic. These people are often a little too outspoken and hate being criticized.
Chinese Astrology Horoscope 2010 for the Rooster: The Rooster's natural enthusiasm will keep them on track this year. The Rooster and the Tiger don't have a special relationship, so for the most part, the year is expected to be unspectacular or status quo. The fact that 2010 is a Metal year is a plus for Roosters, however. While career matters may change too quickly for their liking, and there may be little in the way of leisure time this year, Roosters should feel relatively confident and, for the most part, are less affected by the turbulent atmosphere of the Year of the Tiger than most other animals in the zodiac.

Dog (1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006)

Positive: Intelligent, loyal, fair, and constant. Dogs are always willing to listen to others' problems, and to fight for a good cause.
Negative: Cynical and tactless. These people don't always forgive easily, especially those who cross them.
Chinese Astrology Horoscope 2010 for the Dog: Dogs are expected to fare the best of all animals in the Chinese zodiac this year. Dogs are compatible with Tigers, yang years, and the Metal element, so we have a strong showing for dogs. Opportunities come and go quickly this year, and Dogs' intuition generally is strong enough to take advantage at just the right time. Loyalty and fairness will be rewarded. It's a good year for adventure, the birth of new and marketable ideas, and travel.

Pig (1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007)

Positive: Gallant, kind-hearted, and sincere. Pigs rarely lose their temper and always try to avoid arguing.
Negative: Materialistic and pig-headed. These individuals have a problem saying "no" -- to people, and to food!
Chinese Astrology Horoscope 2010 for the Pig: While the love life is expected to be much improved for the Pig in 2010, the year is sure to demand much from these people, and sometimes too much. Money matters should be steady and strong. Exercising self-control will be especially important. Reducing your load and responsibilities if at all possible might also help. Uncomfortable with the quick pace of the year, you might feel uneasy and restless at times, but you will do well helping others through rough patches.