Saturday, November 29, 2008

Am in a state of shock..

Never thought that it would hit that close to home.

I remember her... she is stunning with perfect skin... and was so poised and sweet, friendly..... there are some who are pretty and have a air of arrogance or something that i wouldn't want to have anything to do with.. but not her, always with a smile on her face.

The first time i met her was at Big D's... i was there for the first time.. and after sitting down.. she and her hubby came.. they were celebrating his birthday.. and being on a monday (if i remember correctly) and after working late, and without reservations.. they found themselves..having ran out of a few places to eat , at 2 or 3 different places.. and they ended up at Big D's having a very joyous and hearty meal..

And subsequently.. i have met up a few times with her and her hubby on various occasions.. and at a friend's party.

It really doesn't make sense and i now can't stop thinking about it. When her name was released in the papers.. there was no connection.... the pictures of her in the papers didn't look like her.. all fuzzy and distorted... until my friend told me about it early this morning.. and when i saw the newspapers.. now with all the personal pictures that shows her smiling, a familiar face that I know.. When the news came out at first, I did think that maybe my friends would have known her.. as they were from the same faulty.. just didn't cross my mind.

I keep wondering how her final hours would have been. One of terror and fear and tears? Reports had said that she was held at gunpoint and made to give a message to Singapore.

Why her? Cos she's singaporean? Cos she stood out? Cos she's Chinese? Cos she's pretty?

Was the message passed? Could the government had done anything? Were the commandos skilled?

These questions keep running through my head.. and i just want to voice it out.

The more i read.... the more i want to find out more..

I can only imagine the sense of loss her family and close friends are feeling. The sudden loss..

Makes me all the more want to be with my bf as soon as possible as in this world.. nothing is certain anymore.. the natural disasters, the collapse of the economy, the upheaval in governments, the wars, the violence... what's there to look forward anymore?

The loss of lives.. all people i whom have met ... from the db rowers, friend's best friend who passed away in China, aged 35, leaving behind wife and 2 young kids.. and now.. in Mumbai.

Wrong place at the wrong time.. how else can you explain?

Having seen up close how parents and families suffer and try to cope with the sudden loss of loved one in the tsunami... i can only offer my condolences to mike, his and her family.. the whole nation is reeling from the shock and the senseless violence.. and the stupid demands.. and all the crazy and greedy people out there, who claims that there are acting for god.

Rest In Peace.. You'd be sorely missed

Thursday, November 20, 2008


The Skinny Bridge

Kerkstraat/Nieuwe Kerkstraat

Amsterdam, 1018 EM

Tel: +31 (0)20 201 8800 (Tourist Information)

In 1671 a small footbridge was built across the river Amstel. The bridge was made of wood and it could be raised. In the beginning the bridge was called the "chicken's bridge" because of its small construction. Later on, again due to the construction, it adopted the name "Skinny Bridge", being compared to a slender woman. It was rebuilt in 1871 and 1929, but it was once again made of wood and the construction was "skinny". Nowadays, at night the Magere Brug is lit up at night, beautifying the river Amstel in the dark.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Paella.. ella.. ellaa..

So simple and nice.

A friend made that for my "last day" party.. and it's sososos wonderful.. loads of seafood, peas, peppers, chicken, chorizo...

2 batches were JUST enough.. and left us wanting more!

I want to try making it. H was drooling just looking at the pictures

She even made a brilliant flourless cake, which was deemed as 'flawless' by one of the other guests!

And loads of sangria... yum yum

Oh.. and last week, i found this really cool place. Brussels Sprout at The Pier... Belgium mussels served in a pot with Belgium white beer.. Yum..

Best part... they have a Tintin mural..

i love it..

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Cheering up

This candid picture cracks me up big time!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Melon Collie

Today is the day that i had to clear out my work desk after almost 8 years. It was tougher than i thought. I have want to leave early. However, i started going thru my emails.. and downloading all the pictures and such since then.. and i realised that i have lots of good memories of working with my colleagues cum friends, projects that i have worked on.. and the batty exchanges thru the years.

It's impossible to save them all...

i have plenty to look forward to, and i'm giving it up to try something new... and well.. at least i know what i have accomplished to make me who i am.

Onward now...

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Omar, Winnie and Jippie

I love the tigers...

Hope nothing happens to them.

Read more here, here and here

Monday, November 10, 2008

Lovely weekend break

With good friends.. from one who is the deafest of us all, who could heard the phone ring when all of us couldn't.. to the one who picked up the phone and went , "Hello, hello, hello, hello" without realising that the cable dropped out.

Thanks for a wonderful trip! Hope that next year.. I'll be back for our annual KL trip.

i want!!!

i saw the prettiest peek-toe Mary Janes yesterday.. and it was going for really cheap price.. in patent leather and so comfortable.. but cos i have a very common size foot.. they ran out of my size. In black, tan and even red.

i so love this pair of shoes.. so classic, elegant..


Friday, November 07, 2008

Cute doggies

A friend asked me to take some pictures of her dogs... and this is my fave!

And here's some more of the cute puppies...

Thursday, November 06, 2008


Cos I just collected my Chacos from my friend and i love them!!!

Can't wait to groom my very sexy chaco tan!