Sunday, April 30, 2006

Meme - Just for Fun

Got tagged by e~ via e-mail. Thought I'd post it to my blog because I can't bring myself to work anymore :)

Four Jobs I have had in my life:-
- Clerk at a gov agency
- Waitress at B Bombers in Holland V (HAHA)
- Barista at college cafe (mmm chocolate mint lattes!)
- Research assistant in neuro surgery lab (hey ratty ratty)

Four movies I would watch over and over again:
1. Pirates of the carribean (love love love)
2. Never been Kissed
3. Sixth Sense
4. Being John Malkovich - Run elijah! Run!!

Four places I have lived
1. Singapore, katong (all 18 years)
2. US, NC
3. US, NJ
3. US, MA (moved 4 times in 6 years, might be moving again!)

Four TV shows I Looooove to watch

1. Top Chef - Combines my guilty pleasures and reality tv
2. The Apprentice (funny how it resembles the corporate world)
3. Lost (kinda ...till the plot got lost)
4. Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (new found respect for him after he ate/enjoyed? the eyeballs of a seal ....RAW!!..extracted from a dead seal CARCASS)

Four Special Places I have been on Vacation:

1. Bali- Our mini honeymoon
2. Tokyo - I swear I put on 5 lbs there
3. London - I first step foot in Europe
4. Las Vegas - Recent family vacation that was so much fun

Goshdarnit I need to leave the frigging USA more!

Four Websites I visit Daily
1. Gmail
2. Bloglines -> to stalk my friends and read the news. I highly recommend.
3. Chompster - To see if there are any new posts (shameless plug here)
4. That's it ... bloglines lets me read all my favorite sites

Four of my Favourite Food
1. Sashimi duh ... especially uni, amaebi, and mirugai
2. ok ok Pocky ... hokkaido butter flavor is especially good
3. Katong Laksa
4. Godiva Chocolate Cheesecake from CCF
5. Corn - I love corn!!!
6. I know it only asks for 4 but I could go on and on and on

Four places I rather be right now:
1. On vacation in the Bahamas, Galapagos, Fiji, Greece, Turkey ... basically not at work
2. At the mall buying shoes shoes and more shoes!
3. Ok can't spend $$? At home making cranberry cupcakes and watching my favorite korean drama, All About Eve (slap me please ... I'm such a huang lian po)
4. Hanging out with my family somewhere (they so far away sniff)

Four Friends that have been tagged who I think will

No idea, but I tag Matreshka, S*, Rhys (but he got no blog), Gabby, Mil, and Singapore Grrl. Yes all 5 of my readers haha :)

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Drinking the Koolaid

I'm in guys! Will most likely be back in school this fall. After painful waiting on admissions day, I finally got the e-mail at 5pm. Torture I tell you!! Ironically, as I was about to click on the link to learn my fate, a colleague walked into my office!! Talk about bad timing. He had all frigging day, but no he had to choose this very second. I was dying of anxiety as he rambled on *#@*#*@#

Anyway, I spent the past few weeks contemplating my decision. And after attending admissions weekend, I'm almost convinced that I will be making the right choice. The exhorbitant tuition will be well spent and the returns will be invaluable. Gosh listen to me!! I've really downed the poisoned koolaid! But I admit, part of the appeal is that I get to leave my job and school seems fun ... all the trips around the world <- wait I mean I will learn alot and this will help with my career and marketability.

Oh look, and to show how badly they want my 80k, they also sent a "care" package with a bumper sticker, map, binder, name card wallet complete with name cards ...etc.

ok no way I am ruining my car with that geeky sticker. no wait I probably have to sell my car and throw in a corgi to pay for school :p but my dad would be real proud and want the sticker for his car so all is not lost. The name cards were also seriously weird ... what does one do with that?

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

The Scout Law

We almost got lost in the forests of Rhode Island on Saturday. Haha I kid you not. I suppose the incident with the sillyporeans searching for the Japanese Karate master and getting lost ain't so funny after all.

We started off the hike in good spirits. 6 miles? No problemo. We're still young *cough*. The walk started off quite picturesquely. After an hour, we'd walked by a gurgling brook thing that ended in a reservoir. Awwww


All was well till 3 hours into the hike. We were getting tired, the trail was longer than we'd expected, the trail markings were confusing, and our map sucked. The supposed highlight of the trail, Penny Hill, didn't even much of a view. We didn't see any cool wildlife (pondskaters don't count). We had no compass, little water (3 small bottles between the 5 of us), no food, rain jackets, or cell phones (we left these in the car, as a consolation we didn't have service anyway). Wow weren't we brilliant?! And to make matters worst, we also saw large fist sized piles of poop on the trail ... hmmm

Looking back, the predicament we were in was pretty funny haha. Fortunately for us, we ran into 2 mountain bikers (guardian angels?) who kindly gave us directions back. It started thundering in the last leg of the hike but we even made it out an hour before sunset! YAY

A creepy shack we found. Though what good is it? With those huge gaps at the bottom, it wouldn't have provided much refuge from wild animals.
Haunted Hut

So much for hubs being a scout and me a guide in school. But hey, I say being prepared is boring, let's just wing it. :D

Friday, April 14, 2006

Sunday Cook Out

We're planning a cook out this weekend on our patio since the weather is going to be somewhat nice (sunny and a high of 60). We're desperate to enjoy the good weather while it lasts.

This is kinda last minute so I'm making up the recipe here at 10.30 on a Friday night. I'm thinking

- Watermelon Margaritas


- Grilled corn on the cob (I love corn!)
- Waldorf Salad



Meringue Topped Southern Banana Pudding

Can't type anymore..too sleepy .....will continue tomorrow.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Attn: Children of the 80s

I found this 明天會更好 video on takchek's blog. So nostalgic ... but dude the hairdos gotta go. Do you recognize anyone? I'm not very well versed on taiwanese singers but hubs spotted Leslie Cheung.