Archive for July, 2008

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