Sunday, May 28, 2006

A 'Filled' Weekend - tt's gd

FRI

Steamboat
Cheryl's uncle shop. Highly recommended. 4 stars.

Settler's Cafe
A great concept for a hangout. All sorts of board games here. It's amazing how the 7 of us can make such a hell out of those games.

SAT

East Coast Park

Gosh, can't believe that I actually woke up so early on a SAT morning. Was grumbling out of bed but realise that it was not that bad after all. Heh, the 3 sport secs did not try to 'kill' me. In the end, it was a nice run back and forth East Coast stretch. I like the morning breeze and sun on our faces.
Cycling then flying then cycling. Erm, spidey got a chance to show off his fast spidey moves while our 'first aider' got a chance to perform his medic skills (or should I say 'water pouring' abilities!).

AC Dance concert
I was so proud of little sis - seeing her dance on stage, doing the thing she is so passionate about.

SUN

Downtown East Chalet
ESACPE theme park! Xiaojiejie 'lost her heart' there. haha.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Maybe it wasn't the most romantic people, maybe it wasn't the most perfect sunset.
But perhaps it was the imperfectness that made it more real and beautiful.

Happy Bdae Joanie!!!



Our Lovely Princess... :)

Monday, May 22, 2006

Some Recent Photos




the beauty of the underwater world


'Our' island

Special Thanks to Miao for finally showing some efficiency :)

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Inspired

4. Enjoy the simple things.

5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.

6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person, who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive.

7. Surround yourself with what you love, whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away

Got these from ah beng's blog. Found it kind of inspirational... so thought it might be good to share. (don't play play k... ah bengs can be inspiring too! Heh)

New Man

Went to the New Man cover launch at Velvet. A paradise of hot babes I would say. Sexy Sywn on the cover page. That gal just gets hotter everytime I see her!

Saw Cheryl Tay, my all time favourite Ms Singapore. Think she's the best one so far -tall, gorgeous, and what I would classify as 'healthily pretty'.

It's nice to chill out. Happy Bdae Boonie!

Monday, May 08, 2006

The Jewel of the South China Sea



Now I truly understands why dad loves his old life on the island.
It's so peaceful, so tranquil, so out of the world.
I could swim with the fishes all day long, marvel at the beautiful corals, track in the forests, wake up to a morning of warm sunshine, the sounds of the waves and the cool mountain breeze.
It's like nothing mattered.
I like the clear, transparent, blue and green waters, I like it when i can twirl around the sand, I like to watch the sun peep out of the clouds in the early morning and then float on the luke warm water and see it set.
And when night falls, I'll lie on the shore and watch the shooting stars above me. There are also fireworks that lit up the sky.
Everyday is a brand new start, to discover new species of sea life. It's a whole new world under the sea.

I was glad to know Salim. In his eyes were the sparkle that I see in my dad's eyes when they tell me about their island. The same passion.
How I envy him...


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We 'founded' our own small island "oo" (Joan's definition of an island: 'a patch of sand with a coconut tree on it'). We also kayaked to a bigger one. (sheryl's deepest darkest secret of trying to claim ownership of that one too. I shan't elaborate.)

Then there was uncle Sam, the most random living thing on earth(He pops up on us every now and then). But I have to admit that I appreciate him setting off boxes of fireworks right in front of us (Of which our dearest two gals started screaming, thinking that the fireworks are going to fall on them. We can't blame them, it was really that near!). The 10 to 15 mins of brillant splendour was short span, but truly breathtaking. (we actually have it for both the nights!)

There was also the equipment uncle and how our 'pathetic looks' won us the snorkels for one extra day. He was as happy as us when our sad looks transformed into wide smiles in a matter of seconds.

Everyone on the island knows everyone else. We could take things out of the shop without paying and return later. There was honesty, trust and communal living.

While i was up snorkelling on the surface, Salim could skin dive all the way down, under the rocks, alongside the fishes. Upon my request, he really taught us how to 'skin dive'. He had the weirdest look on his face when I told him that my parents think that scuba diving is dangerous and didn't allowed me to try it. When I called him a 'fish' (he really swims like one), he said I was from outer space. Indeed, we live in very different worlds.

Then there was this special leaf, (oops i forgot the name), that makes the goggles anti-fog. Tioman: (tio - a kind of bird of the mynah species, man - me).

I'm so glad for my babes. It's not easy to find fellow gal pals who are willing to hike with me in the forest to look for some river fall and endure desperate mosquitoes that bite even when we are walking, kayak for hours in the sea, do voluntary jetty jump and explore new islands to snorkel.

Blunders
Gun shots, footsteps, flying sunglasses, kittens, iguana, "first day nothing to do?", caught wandering around the forest, 3x upside down shirt, fly whacking, Mr Tioman.

Food
Over-toasted bread, giant prawns, our old time favourite biscuits with colourful sugar tops, ramly burger, Jack and Jill potato chips, peach sorbet white tea ice cream, yuan yang coffee tea, honey strawberry jam spread, gigantic ice kacang, refilled bottles and hot milo.

Sealife
Blue ring angel fish (our favourite), ikan bilis, black sea urchins, blue spotted sting ray, yellow tail baraccudas, parrotfish, nemo fish, dory fish, sea cucumber, soft corals, star, angel fish, pufferfish, stonefish, bubble coral, batfish, and many many other species.

Life on an island. Carefree and peaceful. My dream...

Friday, May 05, 2006

8 Below



His Love...
And to bring them home.

Island Escapade

I don't want to think of anything else these coming 3 days.
I just wanna enjoy the breeze, the sea and the sun.
Let not my mind wander nor my heart
Just wild and free.

I know I can.
TIOMAN awaits us. Embrace it with open arms!

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Gals nite out

THE Place: MOS (well-deserved reputation)
THE Galz: RACH,RACH's canadian fren - KYLIN, FANG RUI, CHER, SHER, SHAN, JOAN, ME
THE Hideout: HEH HEH
THE Drink: Raspberry shots (somehow even a sip of terquilla induces pukiness in me)
The Occasion: To my last paper, Joan's triple A, Probably Shan's last dance before she flies off to NZ (gonna miss her so), Sher... erm... Miao

It is with you all that I can be really myself (or the closest to at least.) I don't have to give a damn about anything else. I like that feeling. I relish it, I'm glad to revive it.
Yet it saddens me to see the tears in you gals' eyes. Is there really a price to pay for happiness?

Monday, May 01, 2006

To all those folks who have repeatly 'share their happiness' with me...

It's my turn soon! I can smell the sweet scent of freedom!!! Muahaha!

In the meantime... some EUUU maths on hand to settle.

Shannahs sux! Matthew rox!