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Sunday, August 31, 2008 Y 9:11 AM

This post is dedicated to my mom. I know it's strange that I'm writing it now when I could have write it on Mother's Day. Well, I don't believe that you have to celebrate things or do certain things just because it's that day sometimes. Sometimes, it just strike your mind that you have to do certain things although it may not be the occasion.

It striked me to write a post about my mom when I bought her a vcd yesterday. A show where her favourite actor was in it.

My mom is a forty plus women with long rebonded hair. Age is sensitive to her and no one is allowed to call her old else she will nag at you. Many times I used to wonder, why is it that my mom has such long hair when other aunties are cutting their's short? My mom is just different, she wanted long hair as she believed short hair is terribly ugly. Many times she nagged at me for cutting my hair short as she said I was too boyish looking. She even gone through the length of making her hair straight by rebonding so she could look prettier.

Yes, that's how vain my mom is. She has rebonded hair, very fair skin, very skinny body frame and she's fully make up all the time. She uses things like whitening products and sunblock religiously to keep her skin fair and her wrinkles away. She eats like a bird to keep her body thin, so thin until I can't even fit into her clothes but she can. She puts on make up to work everyday and when she's not working, she puts on at least foundation and eyebrow makeup to go out. She says it helps to keep the skin clear from dust and pollution with the foundation. She borrows my clothes, bags and shoes to wear out and she uses my facial or body products too.

I realised my mom is just like a sister that I never have, with the exception that she is older from me but always using my things, eating up my ice cream and crackers. When I go out with her, I'm always being mistaken as her sister. Something which I don't like because I didn't know whether it means she's youthful looking or I'm matured looking but at times, I'm glad as it means my mom is still young and vibrant.

Her favourite actors are always consistent with my favourite actors. I used to like Takeshi Sorimachi but after that, the craze died down. My mom continued liking him though and hung his picture over her window (previously it was over my window). After that, she started liking Takeshi Kaneshiro and she keeps pictures of him in her wallet. She even went to the extent of cutting his picture out from the magazine! Can you believe that? I could have just gone to Comics Connection to buy the photograph for her. She was ecstatic when I gave her the vcd featuring Takeshi Kaneshiro in it.

She has more male friends than me. She has his group of little boys who are like in their 10s and 20s hanging out with her. I don't fancy them though because all they want to know about me is whether I'm pretty or available to be their gf. She does more vanity stuff and more adventurous stuff than me at times. She went to the HSBC tree top walk with her friend, goes for manicure and pedicure session with her friends and buys nail moisturiser to moisturise her nails. Me? I can't even be bothered with my nails.

She is extremely talented though. She makes really nice crocheted items that are really popular within my family members and my friends. And she makes really nice beaded items that are also very popular. During Chinese New Year, she makes pretty lanterns that her friends and my family members asked for her help in it. My friends ever told me that if my mom was a set up a store, she could make her things sell. She's not so fantastic in cooking given that she seldom cook but what she cook is always edible and good for my appetite as I love her home cooked food. She's not that hardworking in doing housework too but she does a decent job out of it.

She has a fiery temper but yet she can be quite silly at times, being vulnerable at times. She's really hardworking in her work, being a good worker that does her job well and being responsible.

She pampers me a lot although sometimes we quarrel and we don't talk but as I grow older, I learned to say sorry. She tided me through during my dark periods and when I was away in Australia. She missed me alot when I was in Australia for a year.

She's my dearest mom and I love her so. I'm proud of my mom who painstakingly brought me up despite our odd circumstances. As I grow older, I learn to forgive my mom on certain issues too. People make mistakes and in everyone of us, there are some silliness that we can't help it. I love my mom, good or bad, she's the angel that brought me to this world and guided me through. She's the kind mother who also loved my partner as much as she loved her own child.

So cheesy it may sound, I would like to end this entry with a big THANK YOU to my beloved mom. Thank you for being there, for teaching and helping me and for loving me.

Saturday, August 30, 2008 Y 8:11 PM

I caught Wall.E on the big screen today, with Ken. Went to Jurong East Cinema as I had vouchers. I disliked Jurong Cineplex because of the horrible toilets and the smell but then you cannot deny that the cinema food there are super cheap. $5.00 for nachos and drinks. If you get it from Cathay or Eng Wah, you pay like $8 to get a tray of nachos lesser than what Jurong Cinema gives you.

Wall.E caught my attention ages ago, since last year, when I saw it as a trailer at movie that I was watching. I think the first time I saw it was when I went to watch "Ratatouille". I didn't like it initially but then after a few times of seeing the trailer, I actually started to get interested in it. After all, it's a Walt Disney production and I liked all the Walt Disney production so far.

The movie started with it's usual Pixar animation. This was a new one that I have never seen before. It was about a magician and a rabbit and his magical hat. As usual, Pixar short stories never fail to get your laughter with the silliness and comical jokes involved. I had a good laugh over the silly rabbit that was trying to get the magician to feed him his carrot and the silly magician getting injured by all the silly tricks he tried on the rabbit.

Then, the main story came onto the screen. For the first half of the movie, you couldn't really hear much communication. The only form of communication you hear are sounds of exasperation, laughter and etc. There are no words spoken except for names "Wall.E" and "Eva". It was as if I went back time to watch a Charlie Chaplin movie, seeing everything enacted without sound. In fact, I like Charlie Chaplin's shows, they do not have any noise but they are very hilarious.

You see that Earth was badly destroyed and polluted by human's wastage and toxins produced by people and machines. Somehow, it gives you this message that humans are indeed destroying Earth with the huge amount of toxins we produced and that is what Earth may become in years later.

This robotic machine Wall.E actually got my heart. One little box with wheels and funny looking scopic eyes. One little metallic piece brought to life with animation. He had the feelings of human after living on Earth on so long, being lonely and spending time only with a cockroach. That is the beauty of Walt Disney animation. Things you see in reality that are just mechanical or disgusting (like cockroaches) can become something really sweet and heartwarming in animation. Wall.E has really eccentric liking and he has developed his own character.

I like the some scenes whereby it was really cute or heartwarming: Wall.E waiting in front of the TV, clicking his hands together, hoping that the tape will be alright after Eva spoilt it; dancing with a round cap pretending it was a hat; playing with the fire extinguisher; knocking his head around in his "home" in the morning when solar energy was down; dragging a non communicative Eva around and pretending to be on a date with her; and so many more.

The beauty of this animation was, you didn't need much communication to feel what was being expressed in the movie. You didn't needed facial expressions vividly to feel the emotions. This is how Walt Disney captures your hearts. Bringing things to live, like fishes, rat, monsters or robots. Bringing things close to your heart. Making simple things heartwarming to you.

This is one movie that is worth watching.

Thursday, August 28, 2008 Y 7:04 AM

It's time to add in some good news to this place.

Dear Cy is getting hitched with her fiance in 2009! One more friend getting married and I'm so happy for her!

Dearest Denise got her sponsorship from AH and her masters application was accepted by La Trobe Uni, so I got a OT Masters friend in my clique now. Plus, she finally got to meet my friend LS, and now we all know each other! We even went out to Henderson's Waves together!

Dear BF is 5 months pregnant now and her stomach is showing finally! She got to wear her own clothes now cause our uniform no longer fit her!

Dear Shawnie got his place in an ice cream factory for attachment which he is too overjoyed and now asking me to treat him everytime!

I'm gg to get confirmed soon! I think I'm confirmed since they are sending me to the BCLS course which they will only do so if you are confirmed. Haha but then don't be too sure, but positive thinking is good!

To what has happened the past days or weeks:

1. Been to another round of Henderson's Waves walk with Denise and LS.

2. Been to Zhu's office bbq gathering.

3. Met up Cy to cut my hair.

4. Cy brought me to a new place called Rail Mall, and we ate at a restaurant called Hooked.

5. Caught "Meet Dave" with Zhu and cousins.

6. Had a good dinner with LS at Sakae sushi.

7. Quarelled with Zhu! Ahahaha all the time!

I have no idea why I wrote all this down but it was for memory, as I see people getting dementia and forgetting everything, I want to remember everything as much as I could, especially good times spent with everyone.

Thursday, August 21, 2008 Y 7:30 AM

This is something that has been bothering me for a long time, and I really really had no one to really talk to about it or being able to speak to you about it. I can't keep on pending down my feelings because I realise that only makes me a nutcase who cries for like days.

They say you find someway to release your energy and your emotions. Crying truely can be cathartic but yet destructive, makes me wallow in self pity instead.

The thing I want to say is "I'm feeling low self esteemed". I don't know why but I feel that way in all areas. Maybe it's the special month this month that's why I'm feeling this way or maybe it's some other things. I don't know, I will find out. I hope so.

Saturday, August 9, 2008 Y 8:06 PM

A refreshing walk for 3 hours is indeed tiring yet it helps to perk up my senses and also have fun with my family.

A last minute change of plan from standing for 3 - 4 hours in the sun to a 3 - 4 hours walk. On contrary, there was no sun. It was raining instead. We were glad that we didn't go for the former as it would ended up us standing there miserably.

Who are the people involved in this walk? Needless to say my family members that ranges from my cousins (Coco, Lat, Gerald, Shawn, Ken and Hui) to my aunts and uncles (Aunt Connie and Hubby and Aunt Jenny). I was quite surprised by my aunts sportiness as it's no joke walking around for 3 hours non stop.

So we started out at HarbourFront, where we went through the Marang Trail. Lots of steep steps and many flights of them to climb up through the forest. The lil kids ran all the way up, having too much energy. The teens and the young adult (me to say) were in the middle, walking up faster but having conversations together. The middle age group tag behind, having to endure the ordeal of stairs climbing.

Then we reached Mt Faber park, where we could see the cable car and the scenary of buildings underneath it, spreading out to water and fields of flowers.

So on we walk, to where we have been waiting to go: Henderson's Waves. I have seen and heard so much of the bridge I can't wait to see it.

The bridge was magnificent, maybe not magnificent as if grand, but it was wonderful. You could see waves after waves, and underneath the waves, there were wooden planks of seat for people to rest on. The bridge was made of sturdy wood and it was roughly 30m in height, towering high above 12 storeys of HDB flat. The cars traveling on Henderson Road looks tiny compared to when I see them on the overhead bridge. Aunt and I was scared stiff when walking to the edge to peer over as we had height phobia but being me, I just have to go near and look over a few times.

However, the one that thrilled me most was actually the Alexandra Arch. Big metal bridges that linked us from the Henderson's Waves all the way to Hort Park. It reminded me of the Tree Top walk that I been to in Australia, except that this was more sturdy. Aunt Jenny slipped and fell halfway, due to the excitement that she was trying to rush forward to be under the umbrella. We were all laughing at it, finding it really funny.

Then we reached Hort Park, where we saw pretty flowers and then down we walked, seeing beautiful prototypes (some nice architectural pieces) and glasshouses. It was a pity it was evening by then. It would have been lovely if it was in the morning!

The lovely walk ended with a sumptous dinner at Jurong East Central, where everyone tucked in hungrily after our 3 hours plus walk.

Everyone was very tired but happy with the adventure, longing for the next adventure to come by soon.

And the best, I had a good night sleep and awoke to the morning with MacDonald's breakfast (hotcakes with sausage)!

Friday, August 8, 2008 Y 10:57 AM

Apart from my exercise loving crazy friends like Cuiying and Jarvis whom have ever told me before that they went running in the midnight, the third other person to tell me is my bf.

He smsed me at 1 plus, telling me he's going for a run to keep awake so he can rush his assignment.

My bf and my friends are really strange people, running so late at night. If I run at 1am, I can forget about sleeping for the whole night. And I will be freaked out totally, especially now during this period.

I must say, I admire Ken's courage for running in midnight.

Back to this week, celebrated Mom's birthday with a simple gift and apple strudel as she is working till late. We will make up with the feast some time later.

Met Denise and Doreen for ktv on Friday night. Been some time we went ktv together.

Latest news, I'm addicted to Viwawa. Waste of time but I'm completely addicted.

Monday, August 4, 2008 Y 7:36 AM

I do not understand the logic of why you have to watch the same movie with the same person twice, of the opposite sex and you didn't bother to tell me. Perhaps to you, it's not important that you are watching a movie with her, and there is nothing going on between both of you and that there is one other person (dunno female or male) around also.

But I'm upset because you could choose to watch the movie alone or with others but you have to die die choose the same person and you don't even bother to tell. To you it means nothing, but to me it means alot.

I think that you enjoy watching the movie with her cause you can understand better and then discuss with her better. That's how it appeared when we went to watch the movie together with her. You seemed to be much happier discussing with her and she seemed to be able to meet your frequency better than me. I felt stupid having the discussion with me cause you only keep disagreeing with me, but yet you seemed to agree with her everything. You can speak to her about the f1 car for like 10 minutes and left me and her sister standing there stupidly.

I know there are always things that I cannot be your frequency. In my mind, I query was it you who asked her to watch it together with you again because that totally upsets me....perhaps you asked her to watch again so that you both can talk about it....that just makes me wonder is it because I'm not good enough of your frequency to talk to you about it, or you prefer talking to her about it?

And then, the thing is I couldn't make too much fuss out of it, cause then you will think it's ridiculous and just ignore me, which you are doing it again. Why bother to get myself hit on the wall when I know that it's always me that will get ignored?

Perhaps once, you can try understanding from my viewpoint.


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