Tuesday, November 27, 2007

cut cut cut!

Why do I feel like I'm spending more when I'm trying harder to abase?!

Or maybe it's cos I'm abase-ing, so I feel it more when I'm spending!


Monday, November 26, 2007

my bed is calling out to me...

One fine day, Mum said "Wanna take a table at the Blk 5 Flea Market? I've got stuff I wanna sell."
Remembering we made a tidy profit the last time we set up a booth at Clarke Quay flea market, I said "Sure!! Let's do it again!"

Yesterday, we started tagging all my stuff and it was only when we were almost done that I looked at Mum and went "Where's all YOUR stuff?"
She said "Nehhhhh....." and pointed to 1 handphone pouch, 2 coasters, and 3 magnets.

I asked, "So.....we're counting on my dolphin collection and stuff to cover the $15 rent?"
"Hee hee," Mum replied.

Good thing my collection of chapalang rose to the occasion.

Although it was a neighbourhood thing and there were only SEVEN tables, so we weren't expecting much ... But I really think our table had the most business.
Considering a total of about 20 people came by the booth, think we made a not-bad profit.
It's always fun meeting the different kinds of customers and making new friends with the neighbouring stall owners.

Then I zoomed over to Victoria Theatre to watch the first-ever children's musical "When I Grow Up."
(Wow, haven't been to VT for the longest time. Am I just used to huge halls now or did the VT audi look terribly small?!)

To all the kids for their great performance. The musical was very upbeat and happy and an overall fantastic job!

To Jae for the script! Like I said, u did an amazing job crossing over from adult script to kid script, man.

Here's a pic of 2 precious gals in my cg, and their very wise mum.
Bernice is hugging her mum and Krystal is displaying her aptitude for photogenic-ity.
Right after this pic was taken, we settled down to an absolutely yummy and fattening dinner to celebrate Bernice's part in the musical. :P

Friday, November 23, 2007

2000-7 going on 2000-8

I've got almost all of my resolutions for 2008 written down.
Some of them are already in the making.
I don't remember ever having been so serious about my resolutions or plans.
But this time, maybe cos it kinda brought with it renewed hope. 

Slowly but surely, 2007 is turning around. 
It started off great. 
Went berserk somewhere in the middle ... 
But now, I think the hope for a good ending has been rekindled. 

Thursday, November 22, 2007

I am not PC

One day sometime ago, I was very sick and tired of the MANY thoughts that were running through my brain, and I smsed Jae this politically incorrect statement: "I wish I were a dumb blonde."

His reply?
"I can't help you with the dumb part but I can help you with the hair coloring bit."

My conclusion?
It's nice to not be taken seriously sometimes, and be given space to be quirky.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

wishin' and hopin' and prayin' and playin'

Dad's MRI results came out today.
The doc says there's one spot that looks a little worrisome, as it seems that something is extending from the tumor remnants.
It may be the tumor growing, or it may be the shadow of the dying tumor ... can't tell for sure.
So dad's going for a PET scan next week, where they'll inject some colored sugar into his system.
If the tumor's growing, it'll feed on the sugar.
If not, then it'll be all clear.
Even this test might not tell much, cos doc says the tumor is so close to the edge of the brain where it's taking in sugar all around anyway.
But we'll take it anyway, cos the next MRI is at least 2 months later.
And if the PET scan shows that this chemo medication is not working, at least we can start him on a new medicine now.

On a lighter note, Mum and I snuck out to visit Benji after we sent Dad home.
He is huger now, plus he couldn't stop jumping!
And he started licking my face all over.
It's nice that he still recognises us.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

zoom for thought

Ever noticed that when you wanna make and save more money, you also suddenly have this urge to spend more money?

For some reason, I found myself looking at car ads the other day.
And then I made the discovery that for only $345 a month, I can zoom off in a Suzuki Swift!

Better yet, throw in another $150 a month, and I can swoon over my own Toyota Rav 4!

Gosh, suddenly driving in Singapore seems a lot more logical. Haha.
Okei, can consider getting a car after I'm done with my braces.
Oh wait, first I have to get my license!!! :P

Sunday, November 11, 2007

berfdae wish for Jon

My dad's MRI has been postponed!
So now it's on the 15th and the results will be out on 21st.
Kinda relieved, cos it was looking pretty unlikely for me to leave TW early! :P
Now I can be around when the results are out.

My bro turns 24 today.
Happy berfdae, Jon.
My wish for you: That next year will be the beginning of all that's memorably fantastic in your life.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

dad matters

Dear all, please keep my family in prayers. :)
My dad's MRI is on Nov 12 and the results will be out Nov 14.
I'm away in Taiwan till Nov 15, but trying to see if I can come back a day earlier so I can be around for the results.

The frenly nurse says the vital MRI is after 2 more chemo treatments, but this one will help to show if his chemo is helping.
Praying that the report will show he's responding well to the treatment! :)


Sunday, November 4, 2007

transit post

I'm back from Hong Kong!
Walked A LOT A LOT...
Will post pictures soon, now busy preparing for TW trip.