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Monday, January 21, 2008 Y 5:17 AM

Zhu Zhu finally finished his assignment and we were able to spend time together without constraints of assignments. We went out to hunt for fish stuff for his office with his colleague, went to PS to have our favourite Saybons soup and Indonesia food.

We were able to spend a day together on Saturday by ourselves, simply resting, and enjoying the company of each other. I appreciate times like this where we only pay attention to each other and nothing else, it's not easy to come by and hence it's precious. It's a very simple day yet it's contending and blissful. We even had lunch with my Mommy and bought some stuff, with Zhu Zhu finally able to find a pair of jeans that he can fit into, blame it on those fat thighs of him, wahahahaha, it's very muscular thigh in case someone wanna say I'm fat again.

Friday was a chill out night with my dear colleagues, Ivy and Geraldine. It wasn't anything planned, just impromptu and I was glad cause it was enjoyable. We went to Thai Express where I stuffed myself with curry soft shell crab rice, tom yam soup and had to help Ivy to finish her prawn toast. Then we popped over to The Cookie Museum, newly renovated last year and changed name from I couldn't remember what to this current name. As the name reflects, it sells cookies and it's best for it's cookies. The chairs are more vintage and grand now, it's like really feeling royal sitting on those english vintage chairs, sipping tea from the side of the chairs and munching on nice cookies and desserts. I had A Bed of Roses and we had Cookies Borghese for dessert. I felt so pampered and well treated from the experience and many shared gossips with the dear girls. Zhu Zhu came over and stay over on Friday night and I had a free pillow case that I can hug to sleep peacefully.

Sunday was a family day. Zhu Zhu and I brought our mothers to La Petite Cuisine Restaurant at Serene Centre for lunch, then popped over to Island Creamery to have desserts. Then Zhu Zhu, my mom and I went to Jurong East Swimming Complex to meet my extended family for swimming. The slides were really fun but I felt giddy after that. I really like the wave pool too much better than CCK one. However, WWW is still the best, more group slides to have fun with. There was nice time spent in the sun too, and we all had a nice dinner at Aunt's Jenny house afterwards, which I fell asleep in her bed cause I was too tired and groggy from the spinning.

Overall a good weekend spent, resting, having fun and having time to sleep!

Friday, January 11, 2008 Y 10:20 PM

The awaited OT Day has finally come and passed on 11th January. Time flies, it's already the 3rd OT Day. I can't believe I wrote about 1st OT day before and now I'm writing about 3rd OT Day.

This time round, we had a professional seminar which was a great success. The turn up was good and we had people from all around, healthcare professionals and non healthcare professionals from IMH and not from IMH. The topic was on managing burnout and we had talks from the consultant on what is burnout, from OT on lifestyle management and art as a therapeutic medium for managing burnout. We also had an experiential session on using art for managing burnout, which I was one of the facilitators.

It was a well received seminar and practical session, we had lots of good comments and feedback and you can see my boss smiling away very happily.

As for my session, it was scary. It was supposed to be co facilitators for the group, with Jayson and myself but our group was so big that we have to split into 2 groups.

I didn't really prepare much for the group and I was really afraid, cause I'm going to do a group with normal people, people who can lash back at you or know what you are doing. I was afraid to be alone and should any unforeseen circumstances happen, I will be dead.

Unfortunately, it did happened. Two of my group members cried and alot of people ventilated out their feelings, for which I tried to kept it superficial as we didn't have time. I was glad Mr K was there to observe the session when the first woman burst out crying, cause he was able to help me. Unfortunately, because Mr K is a very scary person, I was also shivering from fear of him watching me.

Thankfully, everything went through well and the day was a success. We then had a National OT Day dinner at YWCA which we had to sit and wait till 9pm, bearing through a long lecture, before we could have dinner, which didn't turn out to be too nice.

At least we had good company, from my colleagues, from my ex classmates and then clique of friends that I hang out with.

By the end of the day, I was simply exhausted but I was glad that OT day is a success and it's over.

Friday, January 4, 2008 Y 9:45 AM

Dearest Ken accompanied me to TTSH on Wednesday morning, despite having very little sleep on trying to rush his assignment on time. It was pretty scary cause I'm supposed to go for a scope, which I tried to pray that I hope I wouldn't get it and I didn't in the end but having you there was sweet, as I didn't have to feel so nervous if I was ever alone and I have to do the scope.

Thankfully the consultation was over in a few minutes. I disliked the senior consultant though, he was so full of himself and simply cocky. Yes, I hate cocky doctors because I know what are patient rights and I hate them to be cocky. He doesn't informed me of what he is going to do and that is so wrong. No informed consent. Lousy doctor. Well he gave me an open appointment which I hope I never have to visit him.

Ken then suggested to try out the Japanese Restaurant at Velocity, called "Curry Favor". Yes as the name suggested, it is about curry. They have other stuff too but we tried the curry. We both had the cheese katsu curry. It was simply fantastic. Cheese was oozing out of the pork cutlet when you sink your teeth into it, and you could taste the sweet cheesy taste mix with the curry. Simply yummylicious! We then had tea, Sakura tea and some black soy bean tea or what that Ken ordered, which I liked it and I was busy sipping his tea instead. Best part was, the blur waitress forgot to charge us for the 2 teas and when we reminded them, they charged us for the price of green tea instead! Oh and we have complimentary ice cream given on the house too, probably because we are the first customers? No idea.

So I met up with Min later in the evening and we went for dinner. Min is getting ridiculous with her job and supervisor. A day of leave just ended with time flying by so fast and I had to go back to work the next day, simply reluctant to but without much of a choice.

The day was delighted at the evening with Ken and his colleague asking me out for dinner, which we opted for steamboat at Esplanade Glutton Bar. We had steamboat from a stall called Happy Pot. It's not those ludicrously oily and horrible steamboat that you have from Marina South but it's those small pots of charcoal that you can either grill or boil your food. We had 3 little pots, one grill pot and 2 steamboat pots (with tom yum soup and herbal chicken soup). The soup base were real nice especially the herbal chicken one! The meat were nicely marinated too and there was this one type of meat which reminded me of bacon that was super duper nice. The mushroom was simply awesome, with the shitake mushroom, super huge one, being the more tastier of all! We also finished up our steamboat with a kaya fondue, and roti jala or something like that. I like the kaya fondue! It's simple with only butter, liquid kaya and breadstick but it tasted really very very very nice! Simple tastes does works wonder at times.

The satisfaction of having such a wonderful dinner was brought over to nice day, which was then spoilt by a day of ache and pain in the lower lower back area, which later we found out it's really the gluts area. And the demoralization of having not much choice for food for lunch since canteen in under renovation until March. I was only left with sandwiches and terribly pack lunches from 7 11, which made me lose my appetite totally.

Lucky for me, I only had to sit through the computer and work on the history of OT poster, which I had procrastinated long enough, till it was only a week before OT day that I started on it. Hopefully it can be finished by Monday, and I can relaxed and prepared for my facilitation session which I have no idea how to do it.

Not wanting to kill off my Friday evening with a sore ache, I went to meet my mom and aunt and my beloved cousin for dinner. Had a really nice dinner with fish head curry (yeah could you believed that I ate the fish?), omelette, vegetables, chicken and real nice tofu. The meal was satisfying, seems like I haven't had such Chinese dishes that are nice for ages.

Went home after that and Dear was real sweet to pop by to help me take a look at my sore back, butt as he claimed. And to help me fix my computer and getting his head all covered with dust, which looks really funny and cute, but at the same time, I feel sorry that he has to be covered with dust and getting all pissed up. Still, it was really sweet of you, and it was really sweet of you to get that nice green cardigan for me! It's a totally awesome cardigan that is green and with great sleeves, yippee, a new cardigan to bring out! Thanks alot Dear!

As for now, I'm really keen on getting some sleep cause I'm dead beat. Nightey everyone!


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