my deep thought of the day

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Me: there's a whole group of women like that
I: very reflective
I: spiritual
Me: reflective to the point of self-absorption
Me: it's like a mirror
Me: wow i feel like i just said something really deep
I: i think its the result of not having much (or any) sex

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the problem with facebook

Thursday, October 15, 2009

is that when you want to gloat about something that involves someone else who is your friend on Facebook, you can't. So you have to do it here!

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poor car.

Friday, October 09, 2009

I banged my car today. :( And of course it had to be my dad's car, rather than my own car, because life is like that. Then again if it had been my own car I probably wouldn't have banged it because it's so nice and compact and has no problem taking tight corners.

But I've realised there really can be a bright spot in everything, even the banging of a car. Because of this incident, I now have the contact for a nice car workshop, which is an essential Emergency Number. And I didn't sit down and cry for half an hour, which is what happened the last (and, confusingly enough, first) time I banged my car. So I guess that means I am stouter of heart now, and more apt to blame the carpark pillar than to blame myself. Also two accidents in four years of driving is not so bad, I comfort myself.

Maybe I'm just in a good mood cos the weekend is here and I can finally try to bake my fruit cake and chocolate orange cake! Yay!

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i have never questioned love

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Shamelessly stolen from Rachel, who borrowed it from Captain Corelli's Mandolin:

Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is just being "in love" which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident.

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

People have been expressing concern over my last blog post and while I am grateful for their comforting words, it occurs to me that perhaps I should clarify what I meant.

I know that weddings can't be perfect and that the marriage is what really matters. The previous post had nothing to do with that at all. I was simply expressing frustration that people whom I paid to do things were not doing them well, and I hate that. Ordinarily I would just cut my losses and find someone else to do what I wanted, but the wedding deadline makes that impossible, and so this frustration is wedding-related. It doesn't actually mean that I'm unhappy with how the wedding is going. It just means that, as usual, I have to watch as people do things that I could have done better myself. Apart from, of course, my patient boyfriend and eminently capable bridesmaids.

Other than that, wedding prep is going marvellously - thank you to everyone who asked - and we'll see you next Saturday! :)

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naming and shaming

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

With nine days to go before the wedding, I am so stressed I am sick. These are the people responsible.

1. Bridal Veil by Michelle Huimin

From start to finish whatever positive experiences I've had with them have been overshadowed by feelings of disappointment. The first sketches they gave me for a wedding dress were clearly unimaginative standard drawings that they churn out for every bride, and everything I wanted to change about the drawings would have cost more money. In the end, after a lot of back and forth-ing, I found a dress that I could be happy with. Of course this dress will be replicated ad nauseum for other brides; I've already seen one version. By the time I got round to designing the evening dress I was so worn out I just went with one of their usual designs. I'm planning to wear it for an hour at most. It's plain boring. In order to make it more interesting I agreed to have a longer train, which makes me a sucker for paying an extra $500. This is my biggest single wedding regret.

Not just that, but the make-up artist they assigned to me is lousy as well. She did horrible make-up for me at the trial, which I didn't realise until I hired Liren Neo to do my photoshoot make-up and the difference was so significant I was prepared to pay her an extra $1k so she could replace my (free) Bridal Veil make-up artist. And when I called the Bridal Veil make-up artist to find out when she could come down on the actual day (why do I have to call HER??) it turns out she can only make it 45 minutes before my day's programme starts, because she has ANOTHER bride to do before that. So I either settle for 7.45am and rush the make-up by 8.30, or I have to start at 6.15am. WTF.

Screw Bridal Veil. Nothing but headaches. I tried to complain about them in the Singaporebrides thread but my post was removed because the spineless moderators said it was defamatory. It wasn't. Screw them too.

2. My Mandarin Collar

Worst cheongsam experience ever. This one actually really did come the day before my photoshoot - at 9pm, to boot. It was too loose. No time to alter. Ruined my photos. Also, they screwed up the first version and wanted to charge me for that in addition to the final dress. I hate them.

3. Angelique Boutique at Centrepoint

Ordered my bridesmaids' dresses from here. Not a single one fit on the first try. I've had to go down practically every weekend for the last month and a half just to keep altering and refitting the dresses. But so far I haven't found a single place that makes good bridesmaids' dresses.

People who have made my life easier:

1. Lynn from MySummerScents

The florist decorating my solemnisation venue. She's very nice, and so are her photos. Quick responses and generally efficient demeanour. We'll see.

2. Ng Sen from Marina Mandarin

Absolutely awesome woman. Perhaps the only person I have met in my life who is as super-admin as me.

3. Pretty girl with short hair from ExpressPrint in Chinatown

Did a great job on the solemnisation invites, one of the biggest highlights of the wedding for me.

4. Esther from The Card Room

Also did a great job on the tea ceremony invites, plus threw in these gorgeous shiny thick envelopes for the cards.

5. Helen from Kentrich Printing

Super job on the dinner invitation inserts with next-day completion. Love them.

5. Ted Collection

They are designing a cheongsam for me, which, from what I have seen so far, is set to be my favourite dress out of the bunch. Still, it's only nine days left and I haven't seen the finished product yet. Potential for disaster: 50%.

6. Hun Leng from Raffles Town Club

Efficient and thorough. So far my tea ceremony is likely to be the smoothest event of the day.

Okay that's it for now. But this list is sure to be updated soon.

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why this show rocks

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Kitty: (sleepy) Why do all you gay people work out so early?

Kevin: (indignant) "All you gay people"?? *pause* Because after 6 all the treadmills in front of the mirror are gone.

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recession schmession

Saturday, May 23, 2009

On Monday, in a tortured fit of curiosity and self-flagellation, I put our new condo up for sale on a property website with an asking price of $30K more than what we paid for it (to cover our costs and make a small profit). I didn't expect much response, but over the next few days the calls kept coming in - although most asked for a discount. But this morning someone matched our asking price (within a week!), so we started looking around for a new apartment to see whether it made sense to sell this one.

And I was really taken aback to find that in the two months or so that I haven't been looking at the classified ads, property prices have gone up again! In our particular condo development, a unit on the #1x floor (I love these property agent tactics) is going for MORE than the price we paid for our condo on the #3x floor! I told our potential buyer that our asking price has gone up and they matched it again - but now I dowan to sell already.

Also our car is now selling at $10K more than what we bought it for three months ago. What is wrong with these people? We're in a recession! They are nuts!

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on shoes

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Me: I can't decide between the Louboutin and the Manolo leh

Unnamed friend: every girl deserves a louboutin

Me: every girl also deserves a manolo
i must say i'm not v fond of jimmy choo
not v nice the designs

Unnamed friend: oh please choos are so SATC first 3 seasons

Me: lol

Unnamed friend: blog that !

Me: that is a very long "so"

Unnamed friend: no no
j to the k

Me: you have these really cute phrases all the time
learn from mtv ah

Unnamed friend: some say mtv
some say gep control group in express
its whats motivates me to think harder
short dick = buy ferrari, short height = be aggressive, fail gep test = try and be the funniest man in the room

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interesting observation of the day

Monday, May 18, 2009

Facebook shows 7 of my "friends" having birthdays this week - I've never seen so many listed in a single week. But none of them are people I would send birthday messages to. This leads me to the conclusion that I don't really like people who have birthdays in the middle of May. I always knew there was something to horoscopes!

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