Recepient of Blessings.

July 29, 2008

J gave me a pair of Nikes this evening.. so sweet of her… She’s always so generous πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Infact, come to think of it – God has placed me in a circle of blessings – even materially… Ands is always getting me unique accessories fr her travels & lotsa gd magazines!!!; E bakes yummy stuff which we get 2 sample when she’s on her baking frenzy; Cl bakes occasionally & also buys yummies evry now n then; W buys random stuff like this cute rafia bag & Nike bottle; Des recently gave me a stash of reads; Anne gave me some ‘designer’ shoes & tupperware b4 she left for Switzerland; and of cos Ma’s always supplying us with domestic stuff like batteries, plums – bless her! Infact bless all those that bless me πŸ™‚

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Three thing meme

July 28, 2008

I copied this from ickleoriental (one of the only blogs i visit weekly)

THREE NAMES YOU GO BY:
1. Aggie
2. Ags
3. A

THREE SCREEN NAMES YOU HAVE HAD:

1. Agnes Chen
2. Agnes
3. nothing else – i know im damn boring…

THREE PHYSICAL THINGS YOU LIKE ABOUT YOURSELF:
1. My brown Eyes
2. My broad shoulders gd for halters
3. My face shape – allows me to play chameleon

THREE PHYSICAL THINGS YOU DON’T LIKE ABOUT YOURSELF:
1. My height – if only I could be 1.6m + bleahhh
2. My tummy – the flab….
3. My flat nose – bleahhh

THREE PARTS OF YOUR HERITAGE:
1. Hainanese blood (both parents)
2. Arty genes (both parents)
3. Friend of the world syndrome (both parents)
THREE THINGS THAT SCARE YOU:
1. Uncertainty/entering the unknown
2. Miscommunication/misunderstandings
3. Thugs

THREE OF YOUR EVERYDAY ESSENTIALS:
1. My Sony Ericsson HP
2. My Ez link card
3. My keys

THREE THINGS YOU ARE WEARING NOW:
1. Cheapo blue singlet from KL
2. Nike shorts
3. Wedding band & engagement ring

THREE OF YOUR FAVORITE BANDS OR MUSICAL ARTISTS:
1. John Mayer
2. Switchfoot
3. Tears for Fears

THREE OF YOUR FAVORITE SONGS (RIGHT NOW):
1. Always on your side (Sheryl Crow)
2. 24 (Switchfoot)
3. Love Song remix (Sara Bareiles)

THREE THINGS YOU WANT IN A RELATIONSHIP:
1. Trust/honesty
2. Unconditional love
3. Genuineness

THREE PHYSICAL THINGS ABOUT THE PREFERRED SEX THAT APPEAL TO YOU:

1. ‘Some’ abs – gotta be realistic eh πŸ˜‰

2. humour
3. charisma

THREE OF YOUR FAVORITE HOBBIES:
1. gx classes
2. eating
3. travelling

THREE THINGS YOU WANT TO DO REALLY BADLY RIGHT NOW:
1. munch another Cherry Ripe
2. have a glass of chilled water
3. have my arms massaged

THREE CAREERS YOU’RE CONSIDERING/YOU’VE CONSIDERED:
1. marketing exec
2. forensic scientist (too much CSI)
3. lonely planet journalist

THREE PLACES YOU WANT TO GO ON VACATION:
1. Greek Islands
2. New Zealand
3. Ratcha

THREE THINGS YOU WANT TO DO BEFORE YOU DIE:
1. have a family
2. travel to Europe
3. hmmm…. can’t think leh!

THREE WAYS THAT YOU ARE STEREOTYPICALLY A GIRL:

1. PMS cravings & mood swings
2. I like dresses & accessories & shoes & bags (but not as bad as Claire/Andrea/W)
3. I love my Benetint blush

THREE WAYS THAT YOU ARE NOT STEREOTYPICALLY A GIRL:
1. I hardly cook
2. I’m not big on pink (not ms Lee!)
3. I’m not really big on heels

THREE PEOPLE THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE TAKE THIS QUIZ NOW:

  1. Sheryl Ting
  2. Jennifer Goh
  3. Anna Maria

Shape 5km Run

July 20, 2008

I’m so pleased with myself – I completed the 5km Shape run this morning.. and in 27min. For some 5km isnt a biggie – but being my first ‘marathon’ and a giver upper I’m proud of me self πŸ™‚ heee..

I’ve never been fond of marathons – simply for 2 reasons:

1) I’m not an avid runner

2) I hate crowds

Why???

So why did I sign up for the Shape run? An ex-colleague smsed a bunch of us about it and I figured, hmm why not give it a stab?

Training

Training wise – I wasn’t really planning to ‘train’ per se. I figured my weekly gym routine of approx 10 gx classes would help stamina wise, although I did feel pressurized by Ands and Ms Daisy who had been training – so I did start doing sporadic runs around my area for 20mins as well as a few tread mill attempts..

Anxieties

Last night tho, I must admit I was having a lil difficulty sleeping – anxiety crept in…. Ands and Joey were telling me I shouldn have done the 4km Nike practice run on Saturday and RESSSTT for the Shape run… Can you imagine I didn dare mention to them that I also did AF and BS too πŸ˜› But dear boo, said to not worry and take it ez and said my body’s immune to lotsa exercise so I’d be fine πŸ™‚

The Runners

Out of the 8000 gal power runners – I bumped into about 10? Mainly FFers, 2 ex students and other familar faces here and there. I also met the Shape run poster girl – and had a nice chat to her whilst waiting for Cl. Aside from recognising her from all the Shape publicity – she turns out to be And’s friends sis and I use to teach at her other sister’s SS – Tis a Smalllll world!!!!

Run baby Run

As for the ‘event’ itself… I ran solo – cos Cl was doing the 10km which started 5min earlier. Initially there’s a drove of people but like E said – eventually it filter’s out and there’s plenty of space to run. The first 2k was pretty easy – and of course I had my Nike band to help me gauge how much I distance traveled/had remaining. The heat was rather harsh and for some reason I wanted to go to the loo – but I did press on…. The last 1km was tuff – I kept thinking I was approaching the finishing line – fat chance haha. Felt really gd tho clearing the finishing line.

Like I said earlier – 5km maybe no sweat for most – but for me, I finished it despite wanting to give up a few times. I do hope that I use this as a reminder for the next ‘few’ challenges I will be facing in the next few months.

Phil 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!”

my grateful list for today

July 13, 2008
  1. a hubby who gives me space and lets me be
  2. a good triple workout ytd @ OGS, I lurved the energising BA and the retro Vive
  3. mildred who’s got me reading A Thousand Splendid Suns – SHOCK HORROR!
  4. frens who put up with me and for their lovely bday messages – which I still read even tho my bday was a mth ago πŸ˜› hehe..
  5. for facebook – to feed my KPOism
  6. for nikes – cos they make me happy πŸ™‚ some ppl love bags – i lurv nikes! bleah!
  7. for my gd ol neighbourhood chinatown – love its rustic charm and the wolfberry teas etc I can buy at my disposal
  8. for 9am church service and Cats awesome rendition of Till i see u…

bleahhh…

July 8, 2008

Life presents itself with highs and lows. There’s gd days, better days, melancholic/self-piteous ones too.. Today is the latter – it is suppose to be my off day, but I had to schedule in some make-ups; I’ve got the flu symptoms – itchy throat (I hate it when the immune’s down); the time of the mth has appeared rather early; I’ve got lotsa marking to clear; bleahhhh….

I know I should be grateful, its now 3.10pm – most people only leave work at 6pm, 7pm, 8pm even later…

I know I should be grateful… when I exit the Outram Mrt – I see the same lady probably my age in her wheelchair – selling tissue packets…

I know I should be grateful…. I saw the elephant man again (left side of the face elongated and hung 30cm down)

I know I should be grateful…. Cos I saw grandma and her despatch trolley searching for scraps of tin and paper.

I’m so ungrateful and pathetic. I know

I’m going home!!!!

April 1, 2008

Yuppers.. 4 more sleeps before Nav & I will be transported to the lovely blue skies of Perth! Yipeeeeeeee….

It will be an ultra short trip home of 9 days – main objective of course is to be present for my dear brother’s wedding to Jo. Yup my lil bro’s finally tying the knot with his teenage sweetheart of 10 years or so.

In addition to the big date, are many little dates! I’m really excited about getting together with my primary school frens, seeing the new bride B, Nat & dear Skye, Jen & our date in Freo, Kees, Bridge & Tren.. Of course theres my girly (sister) – can’t wait to see her, haven’t seen her in a year!!!!!!

Gonna shop, eat, try to jog/gym too!

Perth here we come!!!!!!!

Captured by the Police

February 6, 2008

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Nav & I joined Essue for the Police Concert Mon night, tix went for $150 ea, but being such ardent fans – the steep price was not an issue. We actually saw Sting perform 3-4 yrs ago at the indoor stadium, however we both agreed the reunion concert was definitely wayyyy better!

A 3 piece band, ages ranging from 55-65 this trio are a testimony that age is not barrier. Sting looked damn hot – he’s trim and biceps are well toned and his piercing blue eyes – OMG he’s old enuf to be my dad but I tell u his still got the look!!!!! droool…

Looks aside, he’s equally hot with his vocals – he and the band belted out their classic blends of reggae rock tunes with such sincerity, passion, and charisma…

Drummer Stewart Copeland was impressive with his handling of the drums, gong, cymbals and his intense concentration. Andy Sumners the guitarist, was cool and cocky and I nearly fell of my couch when I googled to discover the dude’s 65!!

Aside from being reminded that age is catching up, as my beloved Sting & co. age, this band absolutely will always remain as one of my all time faves. I’m totally awed and inspired by their passion & talent 20 yrs on…

Ooops, im still actually alive!

January 31, 2008

S msnd and asked what happend to the blog. The blogger just got lazy πŸ˜›

It’s the last day of the new month of 08, how freakin’ fast was that? So here’s to some random rants for January 2008…

  1. I chopped the bob – I did love the cheena chic look, but I was seriously getting bored with the same look for almost a yr!!! Oh ya mr.W is officially a blonde now – bleah!
  2. We got a 37″ HD TV and a new sofa set… yup,Β  Nav & I decided it was time for some refurbishment – soΒ  some new additions including a woodcut feature on the purple wall – finally!
  3. Went bike riding OUTDOORS along the East coast trail with Nav, Derrick & Melf, then went riding in Puala Ubin with E and Claire. I preferred Ubin for cycling – more rural and rough!
  4. I’ve developed a fetish for boots – AND I DUN CARE if you think it’s absurd in this tropical climate! I think they RAWK!
  5. I’ve also developed a fetish for DONUT FACTORY DONUTS – I could never really understand what the big deal was, but after sampling fresh ones with Jen – I SUCCUMBED, OMG!!!!
  6. I’m sooo happy I’m back to my part-time tai-tai status πŸ™‚
  7. I’m trying to cook/eat at home more – made some pasta, sandwiches, french toast – haha all basics, but it’s a start!
  8. Saw 27 Dresses – twas so so, also watched the French flick – Moliere which I thought was more entertaining
  9. Been bz designing postcards for church and wedding invites for the bro and Bel. Am pretty pleased with the designs πŸ™‚
  10. I have just started teaching a Design module, and I’m really enjoying it.

Indescribeable

December 28, 2007

Milly dedicated some youtube songs to me the other day. She’s such a sweety, even tho she’s 7-8 hrs away over in the Northen hemisphere, she’s still one of my dearest friends *hugs.*Β  Anyways, she gave me the link to the Chris Tomlin song – Indescribeable.

I think this describes 07 for me. A year of God’s Faithfulness – family, friendships, finances, health. God is good!

This Christmas was a good one, plenty of feasting from early Dec infact! Lots of lovely pressies too – me esp. love the Molton Brown, Vic Secrets, Locciatane toiletries πŸ™‚ But it’s interesting that my frens know wat to choose – I also received lotsa nice accessories, homewares, bags & even Vit C. Thanks a bunch peeps!

Sadly tho, I’m currently down with food poisoning – bleah, think its from the black forest slice I bought from Hans Weds nite 😦 So been bed ridden past 2 days. 😦

Ah well, heres to a BIGGER, BETTER new year in 08!!!!

The Christmas Spirit is here!!!

November 18, 2007

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Last night we had a quadruple celebration – Gail’s bridal shower & birthday, Tini’s baby shower and Balj’s farewell….

Twas a real special nite, rather emotionally charged… Dear Bal will be heading over to Adelaide end of the yr to start a new chapter of life with Dups and Arleen; Tini’s going to be a mommy anytime soon, and of course Gail’s going to be a Mrs soooooon! Dear Sharon, kept repeating – so sad, so sad throughout the night as we scribbled well wishes and prepared the power point slides..

Za aka the penguin did a great job organising the food and drink and Sharon did a great job putting together Tini’s hamper. We had lotsa laughs posing in our Santa hats, quoting ‘dirties’, asking Gail ‘naughties’ and piggin out on the pizza and snacks..

The finale of the night was the slideshow of pics of past memories – at school, our travels to Chang Mai, India, past wedding, birthdays etc… and the pictures of the night itself as well as witty power pt slides put together by Milly and a heartfelt video message by Eunice…

I love my dear PL frens….. xox