Showing posts with label Happiness. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Happiness. Show all posts

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Birthday Presents

This is a continuation of my birthday post which was weeks ago. I know, I'm sorry! But I've been having so much fun in my life doing the things that I love~ I will share them. Slowly but surely, okay? 


Gift from Mint, Jackie, Joey & Fameelee~






Haha~ Yay now I don't have to buy a new hairdryer! (check sidebar: New hairdryer: check!)
The other 2 are duck-stuff. Mint found out I like ducks and has been buying me ducks whenever, ever since. Lol~ I meant the yellow fluffy ones. Not the ones hanging inn the duck rice stalls...

These guys have been planning on what to get me for many months. (How come I didn't smell it!!! Good la you guys!) And they would get something and then see something better and get it too and then get another thing they think is better. So I ended up with a box of presents. Lol~

They also gave me a card which I can so understand right now. 


Indeed.

The evening of my birthday, Jackie & Mint brought me to Kushinbo at Great World City. I've heard about it for a few years, but I've never gotten the chance to try, until that night...

It's like a Japanese-style buffet, and each person would get one hugeass Cheese Lobster! Whoooaaaa~ 
Note: Eat while hot. Else the cheese would harden and it would be one huge mash of hardened cheese stuck with the lobster meat. 

Thank you Jackie!

Just while we were chatting and having a peaceful dinner for my birthday with my mum and Mint's entire family gathered, my mum suddenly went "Eh!" to someone standing on the right side of me (Mint was sitting on my left). I turned, and to my amazement and utter disbelief and shock:

CHERYL TAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And she came with something in a Lomography Paper Bag!!!! OMG!!!!!!!!
She brought me a present!!! 

She was in shorts and t-shirt and kept saying "I'm very smelly I'm very smelly I'm very smelly!" while I didn't care and kept trying to hug her. Why so sweet one??? Turned out she had been liaising with Mint regarding my whereabouts (Mint ah Mint....read her story about my birthday here - sneaky sneaky!), and had checked with her if anyone else had already gotten me the Mr Pink I have been dying to get my hands on so much~~~


Thank you Cheryl darling!!!! Now I have the Diana Mini Gold (read more here) & Mr Pink, both from VIPs in my life. *bliss*

I was so touched because I met her a few nights before my birthday and she had already passed me a huge stash of stuff she had bought for me from her travels all around the world.


Ooooo the Matcha KitKat... It is soooooooo goooood I tell you~ I have never been so crazy about KitKat in my life, until I first tasted this last year....
That's from Japan.

And then there're are the rest of the items from the States - namely L.A & Vegas. Woot!




 Little things like these - they let me know I'm special to someone. 


Cheryl claims ownership. ;)

And oh, she also got me a shirt that says "Out of Control". And that when she saw it she immediately thought of me because I will just do whatever I want, and travel whenever I feel like it. Bleah~ (Hey girl! No fair! You should have gotten BOTH of us that shirt! Lol!!!!) 

Yes, nothing can stop us. Haha~

My sis also bought me stuff, from China~ Thank you for remembering! (As she was away on a school trip I was totally prepared that it would slip her mind, but she remembered! ^.^)

That was not all.
A few days later my Property Investment Programme course mate Vincent dropped by my Real Estate class (yeah I'm really into that now. Been for a while. Talk abt that in another post!), and handed me this:

The wrapping was so pretty~ He specifically chose a Silver wrapper. Lol~ 


OOoooooo~ I've heard of her - Robert T Kiyosaki's wife! But I haven't read any of her books. I came across a poster of her a few weeks before this, and I was just wondering what is it she has to share since all these while the limelight has been on Robert. Must be the law of attraction taking place. How else would you explain a gift of her book, like, so out of nowhere? ;)

I am making my mark yo~ Watch me. Because Imma make it happen. 

And because I know I have the love of these people around me, true friends I can depend on. Who will guide me if I ever go off-track, grab me if I trip so I don't fall, encourage me when I'm making progress, share my happiness and success every step of the way, and love me with all that they have. The same way I will for them. 

And also, because I know I have you readers who are going with me on my journey. 

Thank you for being a part of my life.


Thank you, for loving me. ^.^



Saturday, 9 June 2012

Happy (Post-dated) Birthday to Me!!!!

Sorry I've been away for a whole week!
OMG there is so much love and happiness and good vibe all around I don't even know where to begin to start being thankful for. 

Let's start by being grateful that you are here. Now. To go on my journey with me as I share little snippets with you. I wish I have the time and energy to write more! I have so many things I just want to record down in my life on this little humble blog of mine I call my "Home" page. It really feels nice and comfortable to land here on the "New Post" page each time I log into my blog. Means I got something to share with you! ^.^

I turned a year older on Sunday, and I don't ever remember feeling so loved ever ever ever in my life.

I mean, apart from my 21st birthday which my fans/friends/family celebrated for me at Cdans and my 25th birthday which I actually really only booked a function room and did simple catering and invited people who matter to come, I don't remember much of the past years' birthdays. In fact, for many years, apart from the whichever-bf-it-was-at-that-time dinners, I always felt that no one really really bothered about my birthdays.

I was always envious when I see pictures of friends on Facebook having birthday celebrations where their friends would give them surprises and specially order cakes shaped in such a way that you just KNOW that it was meant to be for that friend and that friend alone because it symbolizes something. For many years I wished I had a group of friends like that. Who's always there in my life, be it when I'm traveling, or during family get-togethers, or just on normal Sundays when we would go for picnics and have zoo/Sentosa excursions together.

Sure, I have single solo friends here and there (I don't mean single like they're single, but they are just like, one person from high school, one person from here, another from there...), and these are friends who connect with me on a much deeper level than others, and I love these friends all the same. Most of these friends know my mum already, so I like that. It's just a yearning for all these friends to know each other, and to have a support network of good friends who can laugh, play, cry, and grow old together. Knowing myself and the type of friends I enjoy hanging out with (and the ones whom I've introduced to each other and looking at them all gel), I'm sure they will love each other's companies too. =D

Okok so let's begin telling you how my birthday went. ^.^

It all started on 2nd June, Saturday. I hadn't planned on anything for my birthday this year, and Jackie and Mint had told me they wanted to treat me to dinner at Kushinbo on Sunday. So I was only really prepared for a simple dinner with Mummy, me and my dearest god-sister n her fiancé Jackie (Hui Xian was on the plane back from Shanghai from her school trip).

I had just gone for a Kiehl's event (check back tmr for details!) and the day was just going great, with it ending in me and Jayne and Gabby and Yina and William and Yuhao just chilling at Forty Hands over Cappucino and Latte.

Then chilling at my one of my favorite-st bookshop ever Books Actually! I super love this store. Maybe it's not the collection of books but the shop itself! =D


After that I was supposed to go to Jurong Point to meet Mint to help me do a shoot, but I decided to just enjoy my late afternoon/evening with the folks. William and Yuhao came along because William had asked me a few days ago to join him and his friends at a chalet to know more people. ^.^

Awesome folks William, myself (eh hem! Lol~), Yuhao and BFF Mint!!!


Meet my look-a-little-bit-alike dimpled half-twin! 
He's super competitive about whose dimples are deeper. -.-"


Yeah I was supposed to be meeting people, but I couldn't help giving most of my attention to this heart-stealer! Her name's Happy! Ah!!! So cute!!! You can't blame me cos I don't really know anyone other than the 3 of them who came with me. And I have a soft spot for small animals...

After an innocent accompaniment with Mint to the swimming pool toilet (for some reason we both agreed that we don't like using other people's chalet toilets), I came back and was suddenly surprised by people singing birthday songs in English and then Chinese and then Malay and then Cantonese and William walking out with a birthday cake!!! 

OMGWTF!!! I totally wasn't expecting this!!! 

I was really just planning on spending a normal night out and then maybe having supper with Mint, just the 2 of us, while she spends the first moments of my new year with me!


*flushed from the surprise, and Singapore's unearthly heated-even-at-night weather*




The highly likely 幕后主使者. Thank you William!


For so many years no friend has ever celebrated my birthday for me. This really came as a sweet surprise... I mean, really! In my heart I was thinking "So this is what having friends throw you a surprise feels like! Wow!" 

I mean, sure, these are nice people, but I never thought I was close enough to them to warrant such effort. Even if it's just buying a cake and singing me a birthday song. Yeah I know! =P


Sense a slight tinge of glowy happy radiance? 


I wish... (can tell or not? I don't want my wishes to not come true leh!)
Okok gist of my wishes (Uh huh...PLURAL! Hahahah!) - that everyone finds (and KEEPS) their own true happiness, that includes yours truly's. Okay not going into details!!! *grins*






又来~ Buay tahan~ Wahahaha~

Mint then suggested going to AMK MacDonald's. I was thinking "Huh why MacDonald's?" But I quickly decided that I don't mind having cheeseburger and fries for my birthday as I do have a recent fond memory of MacDonald's... 

PLUS I really wanted to help Mint collect all 4 Hello Kitties! She already had 3 from this collection! Lol~

And then flying batchboy/close friend/buddy Azmi sent me a text asking where I was. I wasn't sure if he remembered, but I didn't really care because what mattered more to me was the company. We've been good friends for close to 6 years now! (And guess what! He asked me to be one of his "Brothers" for his upcoming wedding! So cool I'm gonna be the first cross-dressing sister/brother! Hahaha~) So I told him to join us! I sent him a text asking him if he brought me a present (jokingly of course! I wasn't expecting anything at all! =D)


WHAHAHA!!! It's that sudden realization that was so classic!!!
It's okay batchie! Having your company was more than enough. I mean, hey what are the chances of you being in Singapore and happening to look me up just moments before my birthday? ^.^

On the way from Costa Sands Pasir Ris to AMK MacDonalds (the standalone one along AMK Ave 6) when it turned 12 all of them burst into birthday songs in English and Chinese and Malay and Cantonese again!!! It was so cute and so unexpected and so...fun? Haha~ It was like party at Zouk happening in my car! =D

Then when I thought that that was it, I received a surprise phone call from a special someone~!!! 
No prizes for guessing it right...I'm not telling you guys. Well not yet anyway. I might, if fate arranges. You might wanna help pray for me. \^.^/

All I could say is, I was so surprised and kinda flustered I didn't really know what to say on the phone, and I think I kinda sounded awkward there. #facepalmFAIL!!!! So paiseh max. Bleah~



Hello batchie~ ^.^

We were all seated inside at the outdoor area (am I making sense? The Macs is such that there is an outdoor patio after you enter the building and come out the back) and William and Mint offered to go buy food while we looked after stuff. While Yuhao and Azmi took care of entertaining me.

Except that after spending A LONG TIME chatting with them and Whatsapping and looking at Twitter & Facebook well-wishes and then chatting some more...I began to smell something fishy. MacDonald's was crowded yes, but not THAT crowded what. 

THEN Mint and William returned, and told us the queue was so bad and that they found a better seat outside at the front entrance. I remember walking past the Macs counter and muttering about how no wonder it took so long cos only ONE counter was open.

I totally did not expect to see Joey (officially introducing to you guys - that's Mint's biological sister), "Fameelee", Mint, Jackie & BUBBLE!!!! ALL CAMPING THERE WITH A BEAUTIFUL CAKE AND MACDONALD'S MEALS AND A HUGE PINK PRESENT BOX!!!! And then they just started singing Birthday songs in English & Chinese again!!!!

I REALLY DIDN'T EXPECT TO SEE THEM THERE COS I KNOW THEY WERE GONNA BRING ME OUT FOR BIRTHDAY DINNER THE NEXT DAY!!!

真的是受宠若惊~


Happy...


I still can't believe this...


OMG it's real...these people actually do care about & LOVE ME!!! 


^.^



Thank you you lovely bunch! I've never ever ever felt more loved in my life!!!
(Azmi, I know you totally weren't aware but I love you all the same...lol~) 



What? You thought that was it?

Remember I mentioned my birthday dinner? 
I'm waiting for pictures from my Diana Mini (*griiiiiiiiinnnsss*) to be developed. When that's done I'll scan them and post it up in a separate post. 

Yes I'm such a teaser! ;)


I still can't believe I'm feeling so much love. Thank you God. Thank you Mint, Jackie, Joey, "Fameelee", Azmi, William, Yuhao, Bubble, D(^.^), & not forgetting the ones I go home to - Alton, and Mummy, and Hui Xian. And of course so many of you whom I didn't mention here and had sent me well-wishes. Thank you so much for making me feel special. I love you all too, some maybe more than others (you peeps know who you are!), but love is still love and I love you anyway. Lol. 

唱着Ella的歌:

感謝上帝 我真感謝你 
到末日那天我都會 用力的愛著你

Friday, 23 March 2012

I Feel Good

I know it sounds simple, but "I Feel Good" more than justifies how I have been feeling the past week.

How it all started: A trip to Batam with Mint.

 Every trip involves a mode of transportation to the ferry terminal, airport, or some other customs channel. Considering the fact that I stay in Woodlands (uber far from Harbourfront), a taxi both ways would set me back at least $50. And I wished I could ride cos per day it would only cost me $1.30 but I had a lotta stuff to carry. So I drove.

And this time, I was THRILLED to remember that the SEAH IM Food Centre Open Space Carpark is a 50cents/half hour carpark. If you've read my earlier post on parking in Singapore, that would mean a full day's parking is only $10 worth of coupons! 

That's 2 booklets of $2 coupons for you. You can get them from the Mama shop at the other end of the food centre, or cross the bridge and go to Cheers on Level 1 of Harbourfront Centre to get them. That was what I did cos I didn't have enough coupons.

Back to the story. Why thrilled? Last week I went to Batam with Angeline (for work la), and parked at Harboufront Centre. It was from 12pm this day to 5pm the next. Not even 48 hours right? Damage on my cash card? $38. 

My heart stopped for a moment when I saw that. Even more expensive than Changi Airport can?!!! Changi Airport has a cap of $17 something per 24 hours. Not Harbourfront Centre.

Now you know!

$20 for 2 days' parking. Savings of about $20. Happy or not you tell me! That's almost half a bottle of the (discounted) Bubble Mask okay! 


Mint has been crazy about Stitch for as long as I remember. No prizes for guessing which one's hers. ;)


And we have the stars for the trip~ Presenting to you Silver Ang~


And Mint Leong~! *drumrolls~*
I hate to admit this, but I feel oh-so-inferior when I look at my chest then see hers. Hmmph!
Oh well, 平胸也有平胸的美啦~
Models are flat too, with the exception of VS models.

Then again, models have legs that go on forever and ever.

FML.

Okay reminder: I'm happy. Life is good. ^.^ 


 A sisterly bonding trip is always amazing. I have had the fortune to travel solo with Cheryl last year to Hong Kong, then last week with Angeline to Batam, and then with Mint. And the best part? All these girlfriends know each other now! (Yishi I'm going to have to drag u in too, soon.) I think we can do a holiday together, all of us. 想了都興奮!


 I love boat/ferry rides! The waves swaying the boat like a slow dance~ Then sometimes it gets a little too choppy and then it feels exciting. =D


 Hello Resorts World Sentosa~


Because we were videoing so much for something really exciting that is going to be released in due course, I hardly took pictures. This is like the only picture we took of our activities - first day lunch. Lol.

We ate like 2 rice meals, with JUICE and we ordered an additional Lontong.

Cost us S$10-equivalent, in total. Woohoo!!!!!


 Mint got me this from 25 Hours. Purple strap GEMINI Watch! It's super pretty!



Watch camwhore. Lol~







 And she got one in White too! Hers is a Capricorn Watch. =D

Oh btw if you like one for yourself, there is a contest on Facebook which allows you to win one! Check out the 25 Hours Facebook page for more details! 


I'm really happy, only because I am on a sisterly bonding holiday; We shared so many secrets and talked about everything from private intimate experiences to silly scandals and cheap thrills, and pillow-talked till 4am in the morning when we were already on the verge of making a dramatic crash into Lala-land; had a couple massage together in the same room (have I ever been privately naked with a sister other than in an onsen? No.); We both know what each other was talking about, like a huge connection; She's ever so patient with me while I act stupid on my phone; & because I met one more friend I can connect uber well with.



She makes me laugh~


If that's not enough, I found out the family I left Alton with before my these 2 weeks' travels brought him to see the Animal Eye Doctor Dr Stanley. He's the ONLY vet specializing in eye surgeries in the WHOLE of Singapore, and he's based in Aussieland. Good money for him huh?

Anyway, he's in Singapore, and the family brought Alton to see him.
The doctor had to do an ERG to check if Alton's right eye's retina is still alive. And guess what, the day I returned to Singapore, I was informed that the ERG and the Cataract removal operation have been done.

Because the ERG also involves anesthesia, it wouldn't be good to do it twice, so the doctor decided to do it together. His retina is good and alive! His right Optic Nerve is already damaged, so they can't change a new lens for Alton, and the lens they took out from his eye had already hardened like marble!

See how opaque his right lens had become?

Never mind, so I was shocked right? And I went "How much is the Op? Can I pay you?". I know the op isn't cheap, and I have been saving up to bring Alton to go for the surgery.

What they told me next had me stopping the car and crying nonstop for the next 10-15 minutes -

"Don't worry it's on us. My kids don't want. They want an expensive birthday present for Alton - they pay for it."

I really broke down. Knowing that someone loves Alton the way I would, is something very very new to me. All his life, (except when he was a small little fat puppy) he has had to deal with people being very unfriendly to him, trying to hit him with umbrellas and newspapers, not allowing him on the bed, on the chairs, "because he is a dog". p

Alton is a very very loving kid, and is always friendly to almost everyone. And it always makes me angry when he runs to someone and they freeze and try to hit him or show a disgusted face. Alton's probably cleaner than them la kns.

So knowing someone really loves Alton the way they do, it moved me so much I cried. I cried and I cried. And I have to thank Mint for being there to share that moment with me. Not many friends have seen me tear with joy. In fact I can't remember ever crying because I was so overwhelmed with happiness. It's like first there was the trip, then everything else, and then the good news that Alton can now see clearly.

I'm over the moon.

Alton now has to wear this so he can't scratch his swollen right eye. He's on tranquilizers to sleep, but still very loving. Just that he doesn't have much appetite, doesn't want to play and all. But I'm sure about one thing, as much discomfort as he has, he understands, and he's grateful.


They keep the house dark now so it doesn't strain his eyes.



 I feel like going to visit him and hug him and tell him that everything's going to be okay. I can't, because he's not supposed to get excited or stress out his muscles (which he will with me after having not seen me in 2 weeks, for those who have seen Alton with me).

Thank you Anjli and family. Thank you Mint. Thank you, all those who have played a part in making my week so wonderful.



Yayala~