Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Blogging From Kg.Kionsom

I just figured that I could freely blog through an app. on my iPad! Yay! Been trying to figure this out for 3 weeks already. It can't do much except typing words in but I'm good with it for now. Okay,I'm on my 6th day vacationing in Sabah, so far everything went smoothly as planned and more fun to come. Grandma is doing well while I was home in Tambunan. We joke around like we used to do. Her only wish for me is to have kids of my own. I told her that she has enough great grand children and immediately she lifted her "tongkat" and shoved it towards me with disapproval gesture. I laughed and irritated her more until we both had a good laugh on the many things we shared with each other.I was happy,she was too.That's enough for another separation,I guess. I miss her daily.

Other things,I've been good putting on weight. It's a blessing because I get to enjoy food with great family and friends. I don't recall a day I sat eating alone. One thing I lack in Sabah is loneliness. I like that.:)

Well, there's much more but it's a pain typing from my iPad. It can't totally replace a notebook just yet. I'm hearing my Hobbit hand washing outside,I handwashed yesterday and both my palms were terribly in pain because of my sensitive skin reacting towards any detergent. Anyway, I'm so thankful to have a husband who is willing to do the ladies' chores not because he likes doing it but he does for me.

Two more days to 2011, Wonder what next year would bring. So Happy New Year everyone!!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Hello Sabah!

Can't believe time travels real fast. Last year around this time we were at Cambodia, celebrating with R & Z. We decided to not go home this year and go somewhere else but plans had to be canceled due to grandma. She is very weak right now and I know as I step into the house tomorrow, she'll not be sitting where she used to, waiting for me to enter the house. She'll probably be in her room lying in bed. I hate how things changed quickly. I want grandma to laugh and make silly jokes again. I want her to sing me silly songs that I get so irritated that I would want to pull all my hair off unless she stops. I want the strong and healthy grandma back. Yet, one thing I was glad after hearing it from mom. She no longer chew bitter nuts! :) Backwoods cigars would be a good! Anyway, yeah, I can't wait to be home yet at the same time it's hard to leave work here.

If I don't get to blog, check my FB or anything close...That means I am either having too much fun or I'm either too occupied or either this and either that. What ever 'either' that is, let me wish each of you a

Very Happy Jolly Holiday!!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Deck The Halls by La Senza

I thought this lingerie advertisement from La Senza is pretty unique. The models sing notes according to their bra cup size. The hit on youtube so far is 2,265,593 and many people, especially men out there wished that there will be more commercials like this in the future lol! Yet, it's such a unique and creative campaign ad, don't you think so?

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Pick Your Smartphone

My brother Ander's pick...

Ander's sister's not-so-awesome smart phone that was totally busted the first month *_*

Our parent's pick yet they don't own one (yet)

Make your pick...

I've been trying to persuade my brother to get an iphone or a blackberry but he insisted on getting himself the highly reviewed htc desire android. I went to one of the htc centre last week and fiddled with the phone my brother was hoo-haing about and guess what? I liked it too! Well, right now I could only stick with my BB and give out the iphone 3gs we bought and never used to one of my family member. My dad would love to have it but hey, my mom would probably get jealous of him. I wish I'm another iphone richer!! Speaking of phone gadgets, I am typing this post one amazing gadget which I would probably blog about sometimes later! Thanks to all the efforts I put on my paid blogs that I could save enough to get this! This time, Mitch (my brother) would be very jealous of me...muhahahhaha!!

The Cool Weather Is Back

Happy cool Sabbath! It's nice to wake up and find myself sleeping in the middle room instead of in my bedroom...and without brushing my teeth last night. No wonder I had weird dreams...Doh!!!

Dang, every time around this time of the year I get mild acne. I know exactly why though. One, almost always this time around, I start to catch up and juggle with a lot of things e.g. work, events, celebrations, and more work. All that would result in lack of rest, lack of sleep, and lack of energy. Simple equation.

Speaking of events and celebrations, Hobbit's birthday is coming up soon. Tomorrow! It's also our honeymoon day! Haha! Anyway, today is also my aunty Alice's birthday, my cousin Imy's birthday, and my sister Micelle's birthday! Yesterday was also my cousin Daryl's birthday. Usually, if we were home early, all of the above birthday-lings would celebrate their birthdays together and we would have lots and lots of fun painting cakes on each others faces. I dont' think we could catch up with their plans this time since we're only going home next week. Yet, we would have a big family gathering with grandma Anna, the woman that made Hobbit and I gave up our tickets to Hong Kong this holiday. She has been sick and weak for several months now, it's only right if I could spend some time with her this Christmas. I love her so dearly. :)

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Life's Potpourri 2010

I simply can't make up my mind on a new template layout for this blog. It has been a faithful two years that these three daisies stands un-shriveled. So I guess it's time to change. Yet, I've enjoyed blogging about a potpourri of beautiful and hideous things in life the past two years that each petal on the daisies only reminds me to not forget-- to count the many blessings (petals) God has given and will give to me. Knowing that I am so blessed to have many jars of potpourri filled with colorful petals among my treasures, I am thus only encouraged to keep writing.
♥ ♥ ♥

I Can't Keep Up With Gadgets

Hobbit and I went to MBK yesterday evening and we had the longest wait while they did some tweaking on one of our gadgets. It means more games and more app and never ending fiddling! While waiting, we went around Siam Square and I finally get to buy a semi maxi dress. Speaking of maxi dresses, I thought I would never look good on one since I'm such a petite, short Mrs. Yet Dolls and Dee managed to changed my perception about long dresses. They do look good on me waistline downwards but I rather not comment from my waistline upwards haha! Yet overall it wasn't too bad. Thanks girls! :)

The many gadgets on the 4th floor of MBK is overwhelming. There's a rumor, oh let's not say news...that Iphone 5 is going to be released next year followed by Ipad 2. How do people keep up with these things really? Hobbit and I was also looking through omnia hardware and pretty casings. One of my friend claim that MBK phones are short lasting. To some extend I do agree given if you buy from a swindler but there are also places that provides good services and I know of one gadget shop whose owner speaks good English, tweets a lot and have the best ever manners among all the phone sellers I've dealt with. I wish I had gone to him before buying an iphone 3gs for a family member the the past few months. Everything was okay until we tried turning on the wifi! Lesson is, always check on the wifi on any new smart phones or any other gadgets that comes with it before you buy something. Enough said, I'm going to brood on doodle find now! ^^

Handel's Messiah Concert

We had several days to choose from that we could go. So Rachel, Hobbit and I picked Saturday night, December 4 to attend the annual Handel's Messiah Concert held at Evangelical Church of Bangkok, Sukhumvit 10.
We fetched Rachel and quickly made our way to Sukhumvit 10. Because we only drove half way and took the BTS half way, we were drenched by our own sweat while we made our way along Sukhumvit 10 and into the church. Good thing we arrived early. The choir were still practicing and we had the privilege to choose from the many available seats! :) I love the Christmas lights and deco that welcomed us at the front entrance of the building. The Christmas spirit just sipped into one's soul without even realizing it. Despite the walking and the sweat, we were quickly switched into a jolly mood, minus the hunger. Rachel then mentioned about her wishing for wooden swing sets which brought us to a ho ho ho! Nah..Just an inside stupid joke...^^

By 7:40pm, the singing started and I could see Ma'am Lily's beautiful smile among the singers. I admire her energy! She seemed to be at different places at different time. Like today, she's singing in a concert and as early as 6am the next day, she's on a marathon run! See, she's everywhere and her sweet smile and laughter, simply able to brighten up a person's day!

The singing was a blessing. It's good to listen to the Bible speak up beautiful messages in a 260-page original manuscript that was miraculously composed in a mere 24 days, including all orchestration and choral parts. I never seize to wonder how on earth Georg Friedrich Handel did it in 1741! As I sat there reading through the words as they sung, I imagined the scenes of every verses and some parts gave me goosebumps all over!

Okay, so we were hungry after the concert. We walked to the closest Sunrise Taco, had big eyes, ordered big servings and had to take home what we couldn't afford in our tummies. Overall, it was a good evening well spent, listening to simple Christmas stories.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

December Six

Yesterday December 06, 2010 was a public holiday. We were told that a bunch of us--The Family, would go to King's Park at 6am to accompany F & J for a photo shoot session. Well, the first thing I did after waking up was experimenting handling my hair with a curling iron! :) I've always relied on Hobbit to do the curling whenever needed but since I layered my hair last August, we never fiddled with the curling iron anymore. So the night before, I decided that I would learn how to curl my hair with a curling iron for once! That's how I was brought to a 30 minutes self-curling session and was late for the park. Oh, thanks to Michelle Phan on the LCD TV too!!

Well, we got to the park at a little before 7:30am. Our initial plan was to look and join the rest of the 'family', yet the kiosk right in front of the entrance gate distracted us. We ended up shopping for people back home and there went our moola! Once shopping was done, we strolled along the path that led us into acres of beautiful flowers. Guess what? We got too distracted that we didn't manage to get to our 'family'. I got into a short mood of taking nice pictures, so I buzzed down the shutter and was lost in time. Reminds me...I need to go back for more pictures before the colorful flowers are taken away!

The rest of the day was spent at Seacon Square with D, D, F, J, J and R. Some of us enjoyed a moment of bliss in a massage spa. The masseurs did a good job on us! :)

Run For The King 2010

I participated in another marathon run last Sunday Dec 05, 2010. This was my first time running for HM the King. At first I thought I would not join because I just ran the weekend before. Yet my students who were also running persuaded me that they signed me up that all I had to do was to hand them 300B for registration fees. Good customer service representative work! Argh...They could always find ways to get me into doing something!

So on the King's birthday, 5am, drowsy...Hobbit had to whisked me out of the bed and get ready. We drove to school to meet up with the rest and headed for Lumpini park with a cab. It was slightly 5:50am when we reached the place and Uncle H had to quickly line up for the 10km run. The rest of us were there for pure fun. Thus explained the short parade (yeah, we wanted to run but a bunch of nurses and other 'troops' were ahead of us). When it was our turn to 'run' we were given paper flags which made the parade the more 'interesting!' Soon, we were marching by default!

The walk was pleasant, we got to wave like little boys and girls but the experience was unique as well. Needless to describe, we simply had fun--The young and the old. After collecting our trophies, we gave our best smiles in a mini photography session and went home with happy hearts together with prayers that the king will be blessed with good health and prosperity. Long live HM the king! :)

Honey, My Ipad Shrunk My Violin!!

Too lazy to carry your music instruments around? Well, fret not because you can now carry almost anything you want to in an ipad! There are many videos out there that shows you how handy the iphone, ipad, Samsung galaxy, etc can get but does that mean they can really replace all that in your life? They do make life manageable but they make otherwise too! That's why people say, technology is a friend and an enemy wrapped nicely in one! :)

Friday, December 3, 2010

Goodbye Grandma Gouge

After all the cheering, running, picture-taking, laughing, and more cheering part ended in school, some of us teachers, together with BAIS teacher's and TAM workers hired two buses and headed for the third funeral service for Mrs Leona Gouge.
Their son, Victor Gouge
It was good to see many familiar faces again. Most of us who went were either colleague, friend or student of Mr & Mrs Gouge. On our way up to Muak Lek, Saraburi, some of us were busy reminiscing our days at what was then MC (now AIU). Good times are hard to forget especially when life is touched by significant people.

We left at 3:40pm and reached at 5:50pm and headed straight for supper at the cafeteria. Then everyone walked up to the church and the program (organized by those of us from Bangkok) started at 6:40pm. For me, it was a mixture of happy and sad feelings. I was happy that grandma could eventually rest. She served the Lord right until the day she died and that is something that I want to be able to do. I am also sad that I won't be seeing the loving duo holding hands and walking together again. Grandpa and grandma's love and affection towards each other are my prayers that Hobbit and I will be sharing that kind of love and affection when we both grow old like the couple. Anyway, the program was encouraging and the three of us (Hobbit, Dollie and I) got to sing a beautiful song --When I Cry by Marshall Hall.

After some refreshment, we left for Bangkok at about 9-ish in the evening and only reached Bangkok at around 11:15pm. I reached home, took a shower and looked at myself at the mirror, applied the best eye wrinkle cream and went to bed. The next day was another day of Sport's Day.

Sport's Day 2010

Their theme was Around The World
It's the day my students had been waiting for-- Sport's Day. I was with the blue house last year and this year, blue seemed to be my color again. I thought, last year we got 3rd place, this year my Sophomore students are definitely going to change what seemed to be the Sophomore's label, 3rd place, to THE WINNER! :)

A few months back before Sport's Day, my students had been telling me about their preparation and how they work after school to prepare for the Sport's day stand and decorations. In fact the past few weeks they have been exhausted. Some days, some of them come to class sleepy! I'm not talking about the lazy ones, but the good ones who never dozed off in class were literally heads down while lesson was going on. When asked, their answer mostly referred to how they've been practicing cheer leading, preparing props, etc. The past days, some of the girls came limping from too much of stunts!! I took pity and just praying throughout that they would win. Some of the guys suffered body aches because according to them, they have to build muscles before the event!
Train stewardess *_*
After two days of frantic chaos and noisy cheers, Blue won 1st place!!! My students were very happy, excited and felt that all their hard work paid off. I was happy for them too since I knew how much effort they put to make everything happen. The support from the primary, elementary and middle school blues were immense too! Congratulations BLUE HOUSE!!!
The mastermind--Kes

Thursday, December 2, 2010

D & C's Birthday Duo Celebration

Thanks to Carlos for the pictures :)
Last Monday we celebrated Dollie and Charmaine's birthday duo at Sizzler, Major Ekamai. That morning, Dollie and I made sure that we had small breakfast, no lunch but a big dinner. Well, I thought it was easy to go without breakfast and lunch but it wasn't and I got really hungry at 1:30pm. I had nothing but flashes of good food running through my mind!

I tried to get myself busy with work and tutoring after school. Yet one student came in with nothing but of all things FOOD!!! It was a great temptation. I could just walk to the snack bar and grab something but lucky enough I had a bottle of water. So I filled myself with liquid to suppress hunger. A few more hours...A few more hours and I'm there hugging the salad bar! Ahh!! When my tutoring students left, I went to this website: just trying to think that I'm doing good to my body. LOL

It was 5pm, Hobbit and I drove to Sizzler and believe it or not, we only started eating at 6:30pm. Yeah, that's expected. I was glad Dollie sat next beside me. She got to renew her membership card and it came with several vouchers/coupons. Hobbit and I used one of them for spicy grilled chicken. It tasted so good as if that was my first time having it. I was hungry that's why.
I was glad that Ah Maine and Dolls get to celebrate their birthdays together. They were about 30 of us who came and celebrated with them. Since they were both new/renewed members, they get free platters and free polaroid picture each. Everyone had a good time.
Happy Birthday Charmaine (Nov 29, 2010) and Happy Birthday Dollie, today. :)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010

Psalms 147:7-8 Sing unto the LORD with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto our God: Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains.

sometime I wonder God why did u create pain

was it all a big mistake or had you gone insane

y r some people tortured and oppressed

while others are elegant and well dressed

why do some die of hunger digging for scraps of food

while others dine in pleasure drinking wine n beer freshly brewed

why are some children born just to die in a war at age thirteen

while others live long in mansion with grass so fresh and green

why are some born with no love they grow up lonely depressed

while others are glorified worshiped and lovingly caressed

why do some accumulate wealth and pleasures easily with haste

while others try n try there efforts all in waste

one can think over and over about this mess that u created

one can question question question question till the mind gets frustrated

the rich have grown into ennui so weary

the poor have grown so tired and teary

the rich are hurting God the poor are hurting God we all cry out in pain

so many search and search for happiness their efforts all in vain

does anyone even care anymore for the hurt of another soul

love stands back forgotten as greed and apathy take control

fear hate and terrorism always leave us shaking

look at us God we're the very image of dystopia in the making

outwardly our world is filled with pollution and chaos

inwardly our souls are suffering lost in a blurry grey loss

have we even forgotten how to love with one in every two marriages ending in divorce

it scares my heart to see how people can just trample over each other showing no remorse

it depresses me how in this day and age our children can't even play outside

do something God help us save us from this world in which we abide

even religion the one hope for humanity has turned into a mess

all religions seem to do these days is fight belittle God and make followers feel worthless

we have become so fake putting up an outer gate a show

who we are lies lost inside us buried so long ago

we have such a thirst a longing for your love so divine

we ignore it : it never goes away though and our hearts slowly pay the fine

Lord I could not take it anymore

so I came running running a beggar at your door

when i felt your love for the first time it all became so clear

only you can fill the emptiness make it disappear

many paths many religions lay down different doctrines

but I only see you in everyone and everything beholding you my burning heart always grins

you can cure the world God if only we could see

that the way to happiness is grabbing you intuitively

you love has the power to carry the soul above all pain and pleasure

you grace is beyond all mention your bounty beyond all measure

somehow I know that if I were to lose my riches my wealth instantly overnight

but still if I have you I have everything and everything will always be alright

rags or riches Ill be rich when its you I serve

My souls will always stand steady nothing will make it swerve

I guess there is a method to your madness God make no mistake

the true treasure is real while the rest is a joke so feel ably fake

I'd rather cry with your love then laugh dryly without your grace

I don't care what pain you may make me face

whether I'm flying or falling running or stalling poor or well fed

In the words of Guru Gobind Singh I'd give up the comforts of thousands of blankets

for the warmth of my beloved friend God's humble straw bed
--Author Unknown

The school had Thanksgiving yesterday and we had fun making our own TG hat and of course, we had GOOD food. :)

Run For Good, 2010

Run for Health, 2009

Run for Good, 2010

*the aluminum man is still the same person! Yay!

I was looking if I blogged about the Run for Health Standard Chartered Bank marathon we participated on November 22 last year but I couldn't find any from this blog. Must have missed blogging about it. Anyway, this year the theme is Run for Good and it was held last Sunday, Nov 21, 2010.

As I was saying Hobbit and I had a full weekend, we really did that we hardly find the time to really 'sit down'. That aside, we woke up at 4:30am on Sunday morning and met up with our run mates (P'Jathrow, Auntie D and Uncle H) so we could hitch a taxi together and get to Sanam Luang to run. We all signed up for 5km. For fun, not that we can't do 45km or more!! LOL

Did I mention I love the colar-less shirt? I hang mine in our men's clothing section at home because I really love it. I usually don't hang my t-shirts unless if it belongs to Hobbit. Okay, so I had two ponies for fun and I liked it when my hair kept slapping my cheek throughout the marathon because it so proofed that I ran like a 5 year-old. :) Well, I didn't run all the time yet one miracle was, this time I didn't stop for a second. I brisk walk when I needed a breather. Last year, I stopped and panted all the way because of my ill condition. Thank God this time I was well enough, no 'auntie' visiting. At the finish line, we collected our medals, and left without our free McDonalds jok.
We made it!!
Authentic background
Then Hobbit and I came home for cheese sausages, eggs and milk. We rested for 2 hours before heading out again for free Belgium chocolate at Duc de Praslin. We got the deal online. Then Daron, Hobbit and I headed to CW and had the biggest meal eva -- Chicken Trio, cheese crust pizza! Yes, Daron and Hobbit pigged out and left me eating like an English Lady...haha not! When we three throttled, we decided to go home and roll like pigs. Ahh, a 'nap' from 7pm-5:30am the next day was the best reward that both of us missed loying our khratongs! :)

Ahh, it's November 24. A friend has a birthday! :)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Just A Dream (Cover) - Christina G & Sam T

Praying for the Gouges

Heard a very bad news about the Gouges today. They were involved in an accident last Sunday and no one came to know about it until Monday night. When I received the news this morning, I wasn't sure what to feel but a quote from the Bible sure brought comfort.

Lamentation 3:31 -33

31 For no one is cast off
by the Lord forever.
32 Though he brings grief, he will show compassion,
so great is his unfailing love.
33 For he does not willingly bring affliction
or grief to anyone.

RIP until Jesus comes Grandma Gouge.
We are praying for your recovery Grandpa Gouge.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Tattoo On Your Face...

Opening the velo binding, someone out of concern sent me this article today and I have to admit that this is my first time reading about how blood could affect your ability to have kids. Well, I am a type O, does that mean I have little chances to conceive because of my blood? I don't know and I don't know whether to note the following or not. :) If you're wondering why it took us a long time...Well, consider this quote from Eat, Pray, Love and I got it highlighted in my book:

Having a child is like having a tattoo on your face. You can't ever forget about it.

So are you still pushing me?? Here's the article.

A woman's blood type could affect her fertility and influence her chances of getting pregnant, scientists have found...

Those with blood type O may struggle to conceive due to a lower egg count and poorer egg quality, while those with blood group A seem to be more fertile.

More than 560 women with an average age of 35 undergoing fertility treatment took part in the research, led by experts from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York and Yale University.

Blood samples were taken to measure levels of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), a known marker of fertility.

FSH levels greater than 10 suggest a woman will have more difficulty conceiving than those whose levels are under 10.

A high FSH level indicates a diminished ovarian reserve, which refers to both egg quality and the number of eggs left available for fertilisation.

Ovarian reserve tends to decline significantly as a woman reaches her middle and late 30s and faster in the early 40s.

The study found that women who were blood type O were twice as likely to have an FSH level greater than 10 as those in any other blood group. The findings held true even when a woman's age was taken into account and the fact the women came from two different clinics.

Meanwhile, those with blood group A were "significantly less likely" to have an FSH level greater than 10 than those who were blood group O.

Some 44% of the UK population are blood group O and 42% are type A.

People with blood group A carry the A antigen, which is a protein on the surface of the cell, but this is absent in people with O type.

Dr Edward Nejat, from the department of obstetrics and gynaecology at Albert Einstein College, is presenting his findings at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) conference in Denver.

He said: "In both groups of women that were seeking fertility treatment, those with blood type O were twice as likely to have an FSH level over 10 than those with blood types other than O.

"We found that women with A and AB – women with the A blood group gene – were protected from this effect of diminished ovarian reserve.

"From the population we studied, and the fact it was two different centres and there was a good mix of patients ethnically and racially, we can say that blood type O was associated with an FSH level greater than 10 in women seeking infertility evaluation and/or treatment.

"Patients with blood type O seeking infertility evaluation at these centres have a higher likelihood to be diagnosed with elevated FSH and hence manifest diminished ovarian reserve."

Nejat said FSH levels were just one marker of fertility and more studies were needed."A woman's age remains the most important factor in determining her success of conceiving.

"The baseline FSH gives us an idea of the quality and quantity of a woman's eggs."

Tony Rutherford, chair of the British Fertility Society, said: "This is the first time that I'm aware of that researchers have shown a link between blood group and potential for fertility."

However, he said there were other hormones that predicted diminished ovarian reserve which were also important to assess.

"This is interesting and it shows a potential link but we really need to look at it with these other, more up to date tests of ovarian reserve."

Rutherford said a bigger study would need to be carried out in the general population to see if blood group caused potential problems for all women trying to conceive.

"We need to look at a prospective group of women to see if blood group affects your chance of getting pregnant," he said. "This needs further exploration."

-- Taken from here.

Your Grace Still Amazes Me

We're singing this song tomorrow. I hope the three of us can pull it nicely as we lead worship. God has been good to Hobbit and I this week. He has shown us his mercy again and again setai 5th ave. Thank you Jesus.

My faithful Father, Enduring Friend
Your tender mercy is like a river with no end
it overwhelms me covers my sin
each time i come into Your presence I stand in wonder once again

Your grace still amazes me
Your love is still a mystery
each day i fall on my knees
'cause Your grace still amazes me
Your grace still amazes me

Oh patient Savior, You make me whole
You are the author and the healer of my soul
what can i give You Lord what can i say
i know there's no way to repay You only to offer You my praise

Your grace still amazes me
Your love is still a mystery
each day i fall on my knees
cause Your grace still amazes me
Your grace still amazes me

It's deeper, It's wider, It's stronger, It's higher
It's deeper, It's wider, It's stronger, It's higher
than anything my eyes can see

Your grace still amazes me
Your love is still a mystery
each day i fall on my kness
cause Your grace still amazes me
Your grace still amazes me

Malaysian Honeycomb Cake

Last month Hobbit couldn't stand our present squarish and cheepish cake pan that he decided to buy a super pricey, non-stick one and it costs 899B. It was fine to want something good but the price wasn't that fine with me. Yet he managed to talked me out of things. "Good quality means long lasting yada yadi da..." and yeah it's true in a way but...

It always happens to me. I am the super saving one at home and so I have a lot to babble when it comes to purchasing, especially when things don't match their price. I guess I am not the only one. I know my mom too! I remembered my dad bought something that was at reasonable price to him yet super expensive to my mom. They argued and often times my dad would just ignore and my mom would try to reason out until she has no more reasons to give. There the argument stops. I see myself being like my mom sometimes. Doesn't mean that I don't like Hobbit's good intention and choice, just that thinking about it makes me want to reason out. I guess it's so normal given that I'm me.

Good quality does equal to long lasting and yes...Several things inside the package as well. Just like the 899B cake pan: Easier to clean, accurate results, non-stick and easy to handle. The weight loss diets had been slow on friends since cakes keep coming, like the recent Malaysian Honeycomb cake and some other baked stuff. I guess Hobbit did make a good choice. Expensive does equal to good quality to happiness to satisfaction yet NOT ALL THE TIME.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Wang Nam Kaew Road Trip

Hobbit and I went camping last weekend! :)

I was stressed out with work last Friday that I walked into the school front desk and sat, filled the pink slips for phones I confiscated (100B to collect each phone ^_^), sat there and didn't feel like moving. I just wanted to be idle for a few hours. Maam Rhodi walked towards the front desk where I was sitting and said, "Maam...You are very strict na!" I said nothing. I looked at her. Stared to be exact. "Maam Rhodi, I really, really need a short vacation!" She laughed at my suddenness. Then P'Ni came and tapped my shoulder saying "wanna join us to Wang Nam Keaw mai?" My lipofuze face lit up and as every 'lazy typers' would say...The rest is history!

Here are some pictures taken at cold Nakhon Nayok Dam, foggy Wang Nam Kaew and mini Italian Palio street. Hobbit and I were so glad we made the decision to go despite of the last minute preparation. Thank you P' Ni and the rest. You guys made our weekend a memorable one! :)
The longest dam bridge in the world, according to the Thais

The girls minus the 3 guys who were 24/7 clicking on their cameras
A Cup Of Love is the name of the place. Beautiful but not fully cultivated yet.

Bu-Ngasari Resort, our camp place. The resort was a full house that day.Clean restroom for a very particular me. Thumbs up to this place on their amenities.
Abbie who loves to play with Uncle and Auntie Hobbits! :)

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Sabbath at Bang Saen Beach, Chonburi

How often did we have potluck??

October 30, 2010
Instead of sticking to the tradition, a bunch of us Malaysians plus a Chinese decided that we should not take advantage of the good weather and let it go to waste for a day while spending our heart and time on cooking and staying indoors. We should plan for a trip and breathe and get soaked in Jesus' love through nature. So we decided to go to Bang Saen. So much for nature but that's the closest.

Heeding the directions given to us on our FB's event, no one was on rubber time except for the organizer himself! Well, he and his wife wasn't all rubber, in fact they were quite on time. When one say 'rubber time' (a saying we have back home), it simply means don't be late! :)

We headed to Bang Saen at 7:40am with a stop to get breakfast before we reached our destination. The weather was indescribable! The wind blowing, the sound of water just next to where we had our short Sabbath discussion, the happy, relaxed faces, the irresistible foot massages, the temple visit, etc...All made our Sabbath the more meaningful and beautiful. As we were heading back, I peaked at the horizontal blinds and saw nothing but good memories and relationship mended to an even meaningful ties.

God is good all the time and all the time, He is good.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

My Grown Up Christmas List

I believe all of you have your own favorite all time favorite Christmas song. Well, I went for my music lesson last week and my music instructor handed me a book with several titles of Christmas songs and asked me to pick which two songs I would like to learn. One glance before I browsed, I knew at that moment that I had to pick My Grown Up Christmas List and the other one I'll let you guess! :) To me, the person who sings this best has to be Clay Aiken. I melt faster than a candle when I hear him sing this song. So as I was trying to complete my postcard printing this evening, I couldn't help but hum to this song.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Eat, Pray, Love

They said engaging oneself into one good book a day is the best diet pills for women. Agree? I do in some ways and it's true with me. Whenever I find myself stuck to a book and glued on a position, I would not budge unless something is on fire and I could stand the smell of burnt no more! Speaking of books, Eat, Pray, Love the movie is going to be out next month and I am in my second round reading the book. My only fear after reading this book twice is that, the movie would disappoint me. Anyway, I guess it is expected in some ways. Yet Terra thought the movie was good! I guess I just have to give the verdict after I watch the movie then. Now I am moving forward to reading Committed, by the same author, Elizabeth Gilbert.

Not Close to One...

I wanna be an octopus, so freaking bad...

By the way, RIP Paul, the World Cup Octopus.

Somebody left a cream bottle in class today and all it was written there was teenage acne treatment. I bet it belongs to one of my students. One student found it lying on the floor and picked it up, passed it to several people for 'smelling' session and apparently when passed to this particular girl she freaked out. She said she didn't want to touch the cream bottle in fear of getting acne! Eeek..
Don't know why my body lack energy today. Guess I haven't really recovered from the many nights grading papers and preparing for Quarter 2 late nights. Then thinking about all the recent assignments and tests that came in...Sometimes I wish I could go back to teaching Chinese because of all the marking stuff. I envy those teachers who have several readers. They could just take their time and do stuff, unlike me. Yet, not to complain but persevere! I know the Lord is gonna help me through this, like He already did. :)

Monday Shopping Spree

Two weeks before payday, Rachel and I came up with the idea to go shopping once our salary is out. So we told Dollie and others to check if they might be interested in coming. Our initial plan was to go to the big sale at Central Chidlom, Central World and to a Lebanese Restaurant. Due to circumstances that couldn't be avoided, there were only four of us ended up with the plan.

We took the taxi all the way from school to Central Chidlom and had made our Starbucks stop then vroom we went into the sale hall. Yet before getting there, I got disoriented for a moment. How long ago was my last visit to this place? Apparently they renovated some parts of the place and the Sale Hall was quite a walk from where it used to be. Anyway, it took us almost an hour just roaming around the crowded place. I didn't see anything that took my fancy so I decided to wait for T, A and R outside the hall while I took a 5 mins. restroom break. As I was in the restroom, I eavesdropped on this two skinny, Japanese girl wannabes talking about fast weight loss. I was amazed on how at that rate of skinniness, these two girls still want to loose weight. What do they want to be? Cathie Jung?

As soon as all of us were done in Central Chidlom, we quickly walked to Central World to hunt for on-sale clothes at Forever XXI, one of my favorite clothing brand. Well, nothing much and I ended up buying two blouses which was still expensive after the discount but I told myself that they're this month's treat.

Right after shopping was done, we got too hungry to walk all the way to the Lebanese Restaurant and so we decided to stop by a cool Italian place opposite the theater place. We ordered pizza and salads and went home.

When I went to meet Hobbit at Emporium, he told me that he was hungry. So we went to another Italian Restaurant and he oredered guess what?? Pizza!! I just had 2 pieces of them with the girls and now he insist that I help him finish. At the end, I went home with 6 slices of pizza in ma tummi! Nyummm...
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