Monday, December 31, 2007

So, 2007 is coming to a close and a brand new year awaits ahead.

January - I started 2007 on a very bad note, with a heavy heart and water-clogged eyes. Hanging on wouldn't have done me any good, so I picked myself up and I survived from there.

February - Things took a turn, and the rainbow was on my side. Relationship with my parents grew stronger too, and up until today, my parents still tell me how happy they are to constantly see me at home. This was also the month I had my first Pneumothorax attack.

March - June - Months of whirlwind and a great rollercoaster ride. The night of my 21st birthday was the best Princess-y night ever.

July - My boo enlisted. Definitely heart-wrenching for the both of us, but we made it up over the weekends. Pneumothorax paid me a visit again, my second attack.

August - Started my first driving lesson, and completed all lessons by end August. Was also busy going back to the hospital for follow-ups.

September - Had my first TP but didn't made it through. My boo took me on a short trip to Bangkok to cheer me up. He made it to OCS.

October - Finally a Class 3 license holder. From FTT, to practical, to 2 TPs, they were cleared in 3 months flat. It's quite a record breaker.

November - December - These 2 months past so quickly that they seemed to have merged together. Attended my boo's Social Night.

Now when I look back, I realized that it's been quite an eventful year for me. I loved my 2007 and I'll be awaiting 2008 with open arms.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

The rides in Escape made my boy a little woozy, and the rain was a bummer. Good thing it lifted quickly, but it's a pity boyfriend couldn't enjoy fully. I think he's falling sick, I can smell it in his breath. =(

Steamboat for dinner was just what we needed to fight the cold weather. =) Thank you my boo.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Why is it that UOL students have to study one whole year round, with only a few days break for public holidays, whereas people in RMIT still enjoy school holidays like Primary/Secondary/JC kids. GAHHH!

And the fact that I'm damn sleepy now isn't helping at all. My alarm will go off at 10am, but I've been up since 8+. Double GAHHH!

For 3 consecutive days, my dad called me 'stupid bone'. Triple GAHHH!

Demolition in progress. The awakened beast within. The alter ego.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

I had a fantabulous time at Conrad with my boy! Service was great, room was perfect, and breakfast was ohhh-ahhh. Thanks Mom! =D

I love the bathroom because it was HUGE, and there was an extremely pretty glass weighing scale (which I totally forgot to snap a picture of it)! The complimentary chocolates (above) were oh-so-fine!

We hopped over to Suntec and the boyfriend bought the loot above. With champagne, fine chocolates, and loads of movies to watch, the night couldn't have been better. =) By the end of the day, I was overloaded with chocolates, and that made me really ecstatic. Heh.

The following morning at 8.30am, we had breakfast at Oscar's, after which I couldn't swallow another morsel of food all the way till past dinner time. Totally stuffed out. Look at the variety of food served:

There was more food than what's shown above, but our tummy capacity forbade us from trying every single item.

Anyway, the meet-up with Delta today was great. Like how it had been the last four years, and probably how it will be the next four decades, everyone was late, except for NJ4 and I, who've always been punctual. And like always, our after-meal plans are monotonous. But with Delta's spirit, the meet-ups always contain the fun factor.

I enjoyed every single bit of the last couple of days. =)

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Having the whole family come together for a festive meal have always been something I look forward to. With everyone at the table together, there's always a better understanding of one another. Anyway, here's the feast that my mom whipped up, with her elves' help (namely NJ4, my sister-in-law-to-be, and myself).

The Feast - - - - - - - - - - Assorted canapé

Wraps & Crepes - - - - - - - - - - Shepherd's pie

Apple baked ham - - - - - - - - Chocolate mint log cake
I had great fun at my boy's Social Night. =) A handful of girls came in gowns, which was a little over the top, but it was still a fabulous night.

Door gifts

NJ4's platoon won the Best Platoon Video award, kudos to them, especially for my boy for he was the one who did up the video. Congratulations darling!

The most amazing part of the evening was that NJ4 and I won the award for Best Dressed Couple, which was actually pretty lame. 5 couples were "nominated" and the guys then had to answer a few questions posted to them regarding their dates. And we were the only couple who answered every question correctly. With the way I was dressed, in no way do I consider myself as best dressed, in fact, it was quite ordinary. For winning, we got the following:

La Senza & N.U.M gift vouchers worth $50 each


Monday, December 17, 2007

I just had a prelude to what dinner will be for my family + partners on the 20th, which is effectively our advanced Christmas family dinner. Mom did a trial on a couple of dishes, to ensure that on the day itself, cooking would be a breeze and the food would turn out great.

Shepherd's Pie

This was good! Potato and minced meat can't go wrong, but I would have preferred the meat to be more clumpy. Nonetheless, yum!

Chicken & crab meat crepe/wrap

I absolutely adored this, and the plus point is that it's very healthy! I just had about 2 rolls of it, and still want more. It's really THAT good.

I can't wait for the 20th. In fact, I can't wait for all 6 exciting upcoming events. And the first one would be in 2 days' time.

Friday, December 14, 2007

10 months since we embarked on this journey together, and I still love you much. Anticipating the next 2 weeks for it will be filled with 6 exciting events. =)

Glad that you're only booking in on Monday morning.

Monday, December 10, 2007

The new LCD TV is here and it's so ginormous that I can sit right at the far end of my living hall and still read the subtitles with ease. And my father was laughing at how the TV is heavier than me. Oh well.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

After an unsuccessful trip to Mustafa last week due to being unable to get a parking lot, we tried again this week. And voila, we made it!

The last time I was at their supermarket was around the age of 12 -14, and I practically went wild there. No exception this time round. Mustafa sells the weirdest snacks ever, like barbeque flavoured Hello Panda.

Excluding the noodles and chips, the rest of the loot was mine but the boy refused to let me pay a single cent for them. -_- Never mind, everything shall be shared, especially the oh-so-delicious Turkish Delight. Damn, I'm so in love with them. -licks lips-

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Such beautiful cupcakes have evoked happy feelings in me, but I won't be eating them just yet. It'll be shared between my love and I. =)

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Gathering with PHS friends was absolutely fabulous. With the all-time-clown around, all of us were in constant fits of laughter. Happy to see Jo whenever she's back from Australia. =)

Like how WeiQuan put it, "We've grown, all of us can drive now." Indeed we've aged quite a lot. And it only seemed like a couple of years back that we were 13 and meeting each other for the first time in PHS. I heart you guys.

"sisterly" love - - - - - - - - - - - - - - clown

Liyun & JieQi - - - - - - - - - - thighs obsession

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Exactly 4 years ago, I was filled with excitement as I headed to Police Academy for my Cadet Inspector course. The thought of going through a 2 weeks period of harsh drilling and grilling was frightening, yet at the same time exciting.

It was on that fateful day that I met you in Delta Squad. Almost immediately, you were categorised under my "bad" book. No, I didn't hate you then, but I just didn't like you very much. Maybe it was your looks, maybe it was the vibes you were giving out, I don't know. When we were assigned to our ATC groups and when I knew you were in Mercury with me, I swear I almost hit the roof.

But things took a turn after Mercury had to get together to make our group flag. I then slowly felt that you weren't as aloof as you looked. Since then, we slowly warmed up to each other.

Out of the entire Delta Squad of 20+ people, 4 of us were selected to hold the post of Delta's Drill Instructors, and coincidentally, you were one of the 4, with me. Interesting.

For ATC, it's a pity we didn't end up being canoeing partners. So near yet so far. I remembered how after the wet activities, the sole of your Nike shoes was flapping and threatening to fall off, and that cracked me up. Eventually, I helped you to step it off. And call it karma, a few days later, the sole of my track shoes started flapping just like yours. I remembered how you had a good laugh at my plight.

Passing out from CIBTC was one of the best moments in my life, and you had to miss your own passing out for your sister's University graduation in Australia.

Memories are such precious little things. And when I look back, it's very uncanny how we seem to always have so many coincidental encounters. Delta, Mercury, Chingay, and the list goes on.

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Jay-Jay, I love you.

Friday, November 30, 2007

6 months since I last saw Ben, and today, we met up for dinner. It was a birthday treat from me to him. Went to Waraku at Starhub Center, and it's quite obvious now that I'm totally in love with Waraku, no?

His: Salmon Ikura Cream Udon - Mine: Demi Glace Hamburg

Shared: Green tea ice-cream with red beans and mochi

Ben was totally wow-ed by Waraku to the extent that he claimed he would be abandoning his ex-favourite Ichiban Boshi for Waraku.

Anyway, what's with all the riders who've pillioned me saying that it seems like they are riding on their own? All 5 riders whom I've rode with said the exact same thing and most of them told me to eat more. I'm fat enough already, thank you very much.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

I've got the best Daddy (and Mommy) in the whole wide world!

Dad: What do you want to eat for dinner?
Me: Nothing, I just ate bread.
Dad: Turtle soup, want?
Me: No, not in the mood for it today.
Dad: Keep for tomorrow then eat? Expensive soup why don't want?
Me: Because I'm quite full, and save money lah, good!
Dad: Ginger tea, want?
Me: Nooooooo.
Dad: How about Dim Sum? Siew mai, pau, chicken feet?
Me: If there's shui jing bao, I don't mind.
Dad: Didn't see SJB. Never mind, I just buy something back for you. (In the background, I could hear my Mom suggesting a list of food.)

My parents are always trying all sorts of ways to make me eat. And if I would to have a craving for anything, they would be more than happy to go all out to get it for me.

I know I've put them through a lot since early 2004 regarding food, and I knew how crushed they were. I'm truly sorry. It wasn't by choice that I turned out that way, it just developed slowly and unknowingly as the dieting progressed. But, I'm no longer stick-thin like I was in 2005 and 2006. So Mom and Dad, it really isn't necessary to fret over my food consumption. I know both of you love me, and I do too.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

My attention span during the day is almost non-existent, thanks to my ever-persistent insomnia. I can win "the walking zombie" award.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

This new Enchanted advertisement from Nuffnang is so appropriate because I just returned home from watching it with NJ4. Sweet show, and because it's sort of like a musical, I like it all the more.

What's that gross looking thing, you may wonder? It's dark brown, gooey, and looks absolutely disgusting. But I assure you, it isn't anything disgusting, though nothing to shout about either. It's actually:

Mudpie McFlurry

I feel cheated. It's essentially normal Oreo McFlurry with a dosage of hot fudge. Sure, it made the entire thing very chocolate-y, but really, not a big deal. ?Mudpie? -_- Because NJ4 said, "It's something new, we should try!", so we did. For me, I'd rather stick to chocolate milkshake.

Thank you darling, for making my day a cheerier one.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

I'm still learning how to not let a mini setback during the day depict how the rest of my day is going to be. I hope to be able to rebound from my little setbacks, and not have the "all or nothing" mindset.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

There's actually a name for the 'fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of one's mouth'!!! It's 'arachibutyrophobia'. LOL!

I'll never be arachibutyrophobic for I'm a hardcore peanut butter lover. I ever finished a 794g bottle in 3 days, and I did that a couple of times. I blogged about it before, and for about a month, I was having only peanut butter for my meals. Wonky eating habits. And I can't believe I actually typed in such manner in the past. -_-"

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

I regret saying no to his request of talking to me one last time at 5am before he set off for his 3 days 2 nights patrol field camp.

For the fear of being unable to go back to sleep after the call, I declined him. Like what's new, I've been insomnia-ing for the last 4 years.

It's okay though, Thursday night isn't too far away.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Another Nuffnang advert, on a Nike charity run. This should be appealing to runaholics. Lose some flabs and do a good cause too.


A lone spicy cheese donut from Donut Factory.

Wasn't craving for donuts today, but since we were at Velocity and that I've long wanted to try this particular flavour, my boy did the honour of getting one for me. A box of 6 or 12 (oh God forbid!) would have easily thrown me into a full-drive disaster.

Back to the donut, the spicy cheese tasted somewhat like the cheese on KFC's cheese fries, but with a slight peppery touch to it. I must say it's rather unique, but not on my top list. Also, it wouldn't be something that I die-die-must-have the next time a donut craving hits.

But because NJ4 and I were savouring the donut together, it made the whole eating experience a rather sweet one. =) I love NJ4.

Friday, November 16, 2007

About a week ago, I set myself a challenge.

Of those 9 days, I've had 7 purple smileys. Although it wasn't a perfect streak, I consider it as a huge success already.

About a month to the big day. I hereby set myself another challenge.

Mini pizza

Cute food again. The size of this pizza was that of my palm. Use the fork as a gauge, and no, I wasn't using a baby fork. The pizza was really that small.

The speed, urgency and amount scares the shit out of me. Especially so when I lift my head for a breather. When it strikes, it shows no mercy. Not something that's within my control at that point in time, but I do hope to muster control over it, sooner rather than later.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

9 months of nonsense and jumping at each other's throat, but we're still surviving well. Battered and scarred, but love will heal them all. =)

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Totally stuffed out from dinner at Boon Tong Kee with my family. Hello BingYu, hahaha!

One month from tomorrow onwards. On your (my) mark, get set, GO!

I like my new pencil case, because he's on it, LOL! (private joke)
Today was fairly good, although some unforeseen boo-boo happened, but all is well now (I think).

Collected my photocard licence from the post office before he brought me to Singapore Discovery Centre to visit the Army museum. The place was pretty bare (in terms of displays and human traffic), but the show/movie section was quite fascinating, with the effects and all.

This month's my turn to do the planning, so I brought him to Seah Street Deli at Raffles Hotel for late lunch/early dinner. Food was alright, but there was something really special about their mashed potato (and mind you, I'm not much of a potato person - a different story altogether when it comes to sweet potatoes though).

Salmon Steak - - - - - - - - - - Beef Pot Roast

The boo-boo occurred after that, but let's skip it, for everything is resolved now. Went back to AMKhub to catch Bee Movie. Very very very nice (at least to me it was very nice)! And today, my prince was good, because he didn't try to be funny and compete with my speed of throwing out his Debit card. =)

Friday, November 09, 2007

HEH! 30mins ago I was pissed, but not anymore, because NJ4 just arrived with THIS:

Earlier this evening, I told him that there's a new outlet at Velocity and he rushed there right after he book out just to get it for me! I actually told him only for convenience sake, so in future when the craving hits, we don't have to go so far to get them. Didn't expect him to spring this surprise on me! =) Thank you sweetheart!
Drats, my driving licence was delivered today but nobody was home to sign the registered mail. I'll probably collect it tomorrow.

Both my brothers are pure geniuses. They each took a set of the Kelisa's key yet neither of them used the car. The car is sitting nicely outside my gate and both of them are not at home. Because of the two bright bulbs, I can't pick my boy.

And why on earth is my elder brother holding on to the Kelisa's key when he has his own car. WTF.

It's drizzling and baby's going to get caught in it. =(

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Sometimes, it's just not so funny anymore. One week challenge.

The piano pieces that my younger brother's girlfriend is playing now really is quite therapeutic. How I regret giving up after Grade 3, almost 12 years ago.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

It's almost 1.30am, and I'm home alone. Parents have gone to a friend's place for dinner, super havoc. Elder brother was at a wedding dinner, probably havoc-ing away as well.

Random: I love Waraku, a lot.

His: Yanagawa set (beef set)

I still love the udon like mad. The chewiness is oh-so-good.

Mine: Potato Mentai

The cheese was really quite orgasmic! LOL! Just look at that gooey stuff! YUM! It's really delicious, but I couldn't stomach too much of it at one go. Had to take a break in between before continuing. Then again, about half of it went into my baby's tummy. HAH!

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