carmen's jots

i have selective amnesia... i need a blog to tell me what i did... i am proud... i need a blog to record my milestones... hah!

Monday, February 20, 2006

Lo and behold...the bigger, better, cooler, funkier, neater, bluer blog...my new blog at Wordpress.
Some things there still need to be fine tuned like my flickr badge, my shoutbox and some buttons...hopefully will be done soon!

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Back back back

I'm back from Singapore! Thank you Khai Yeh, Khai Ma, cuz Khai, cuz Hsiao Chee and hubby for everything! I have really enjoyed my stay with you all. Will dearly miss you all very much...can't wait for my next visit!

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Greetings

Hello...I'm in Singapore.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

The V day

I just came back from The Curve. Today was a happy day for me...I got to meet up with my SAM classmates and my ex-classmates all on the SAME day. Was in One Utama to meet up with Cheng Chuan, Chris, Denise, Shoe, Heng, Mun Hoe, Lee Er and WeiWen. Had lunch at Sri Melaka (the bill was paid by Cheng Chuan...tq tq tq!), played watched foosball (the guys tried bash each other up ...total noobies), watched Big Momma's House 2, sat down at A&W to chit chat and catch up with each other. Well, i was totally entertained by them telling abt accidents that they've got themselves into (Cheng Chuan was very proud of the legacy he left behind at Taylor's which I didn't know until now) ...harhar, some things never change. For instance, Cheng Chuan is still the pervert who checks out girls 360 degrees and totally loves the idea of GSC having reflective tiles (for what...i just let you figure out), Shoe being the Mr. Gelabah...who sneezes rice out of his nose (ew...), Chris and Denise being lovey dovey, whispering to each other and giggling afterwards, Mun Hoe with his cranky phone, WeiWen being Mr.Posh Rockstar with the wavy long hair, Lee Er being pretty with her long hair and Heng well, still a smoker like Cheng Chuan. It seems as if it were just yesterday that we all graduated from SAM and went to the SAM prom and all...how happy times fly.

Next stop was The Curve to meet up with my ex-Mawarians. It was actually meant as a farewell thingy for both Yoong Xiong and Michelle who will be going off to Australia real soon. (YX on Feb 14 and Michelle on Feb 15) There were altogether 7 of us, YX, Michelle, Simon, Leonard, Colin, Vishnu and me. I took a cab from OU and was there early...so I decided to walk around. Instincts led me to Borders Bookstore (or rather my geekiness and love for books did, keke) and I totally loved the lounge music they were playing, comfy chairs and warm lightings so, I got a book (Forecast for Sagittarians, Year 2006) and propped onto a chair, started reading to kill time. YX and Michelle were there after I flipped through a few pages and were surprised that I was there (no one told me that we were supposed to meet there...hmmm, my instincts have finally brought me to the right place at the right time? Lol) Met up with the rest and we had dinner at Thai Express...nothing compared to Singapore's (the food taste better there). We all took tons of wuliao pics there (to be posted once YX sends them to me...wont' be so soon. Haha) Took more pics at the concourse area where the CNY deco were set up. Walked a bit more and then headed home. Well, that's for just the girls (Michelle and me) cos the boys were off to SS2 to do...guess what? Well, none other than play Dota at Horus itself! Ah, Dota and boys...it's a complicated relationship, Dota is the mistress to guys in relationships and lovers to those single. They cannot be separated...they are intertwined until something BIGGER and BETTER come out...WoW is suppose? Well, they are not my cup of tea, I don't get it so, I don't bother.

Hmmm...Valentine's day is coming.
What plans have you little girls and guys planned for your loved ones?
For me...since I'm flying solo, it's going to be another passing day. Never recall that Valentine's in my previous years being special...so no expectations for this year as well. But to all of you out there celebrating this day...Happy Valentine's Day in advance and hope that both parties cherish the true meaning of this day.

"The romantic festival of Valentine's Day is said to have originated in pagan times in Rome when people celebrated annual fertility festival called Feast of Lupercalia in mid-February. A unique custom of the festival was the mating of young boys and girls for a year through a lottery system. Quite often the couple would fall in love and marry.

Strongly associated with the festival of Valentine's Day are the legends of three or more Saint Valentine of Rome. One of the most popular legends says, Valentine or Valentinus lived in Rome when the country was under the reign of Emperor Claudius II. It is said that Claudius engaged Rome in several unpopular and bloody campaigns. To maintain a strong army, Claudius continuously needed to recruit soldiers. But to his disappointment Claudius found that most men were unwilling to join army because of their strong attachment with their wives and their families. To get rid of the problem, Claudius banned all marriages and engagements in Rome. A romantic at heart priest, Valentine, secretly arranged marriages of young boys and girls and defied this unjustified and callous order of Claudius. When the Emperor discovered this defiance, he put Valentine behind bars and he was finally executed on February 14, about 270 AD. For his great service, Valentine was named a saint after his death.

By Middle Ages, Saint Valentine became the patron saint of love and lovers in England and France. In 498 AD, when Pope Gelasius decided to put an end to pagan celebration of Feast of Lupercalia, he declared that 14th February be celebrated as St Valentine's Day.

Some scholars however, say, romance was linked with Valentine's Day because of the popular belief in England and France during the Middle Ages that birds began to start looking for their mate from 14th February."

Source: http://www.stvalentinesday.org/valentines-day.html
So, St. Valentine died because he supported love and romance...hmmm.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

"I am too free" post 3

Alright...I'm unemployed for almost two weeks already. So what do I do everyday? Of course, I wake up at noon...so that's half the day gone. I'll log on and read the news, blogs and surf for abt an hour or two. Then do some house chores...like today, I hand washed my clothes because I have nothing better to do. When I'm done, I would go for a walk or a jog. Come home for dinner, bathe and go online and chat until the wee hours in the morning. Then I'll hit the sack and it goes on again and again. So as you can see, I'm a predictable and routine person. There was a time that I wished so badly that my life would be F-U-N as in it would be full of quirks and randomities, hanging out with ppl u know...things that a normal teen would be doing. Nah, that was the old me...that was what I used to wish for. Alright...I've come in terms with myself. NO, i won't be like those Fun bubblegummers i see....and I'm different and I like it that way now.

Ok, on to soemthing else...solitaire. I've been playing hellalot of it nowadays since I've got so much time to kill. Solitaire and Spider Solitaire is like playing happy family...just that it's a solo thingy...not a group activity. I shall start with Solitaire. It consists of one complete deck of cards, yes, diamonds, spades, hearts and clubs. There is a certain arrangement of cards and the objective is to compile all cards back into their respective kinds. So it's the King, Queen, Jack, 10, 9, 8...all the way to Ace. For Spider Solitaire, one is to compile cards (all spades) in the order of King...all the way to Ace. So you see the connection between Happy Family and Solitaire now? Oh wait, there's one difference...at the end of each Solitaire/Spider Solitaire session, the window "deal again?" would pop out. Gosh I'm too free.

Monday, February 06, 2006

I wish I could take pics with my brain

Just came back from jogging in Taman Aman...ah the weather was nice. It was about to rain, a bit of drizzle but it was gone a little while later, so cooling and relaxing. The park is beautiful...it was as if it was autumn...trees were yellowish redish orangish in colour, happy kids running around and playing on the swings and slides, old men and women taking evening walks with their grandchildren, teenagers playing basketball, oh i could go on and on. Sadly, I didn't bring my camera along (who brings one while jogging anyway?)...if not I could go snapetty snap snap. It's bulky to put in my pants and far too valuable if I get robbed/if I accidentally drop it. Hmmm, wouldn't it be nice if I could develop the sights locked up in my brain? There would be mugshots of people I see here and there, pics of plants, pics of animals/insects etc etc. Man, then I would need extra storage...lol.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Season of farewells

The time has come again...time to wave my hands saying goodbyes to my friends who are leaving for Australia. It kinda sucks to see people come and people go. (not that i want to go to Australia very much) Well, every meeting has a farewell.

So long ppl...do take care in Australia, have loads of fun and all the best!
Huggles and kisses to all of you!

Why are Petronas TV adverts soooooo emo one?

CNY 2005

National Day 2002

Raya 1998


Deepavali 2000


and of course not to forget CNY 2006