Monday, May 29, 2006

Laura Parker Bowles

Prince Charles' step-daughter made a charming bride. 27 year old Laura Parker Bowles married 29 year old Harry Lopes, a Calvin Klein model turned accountant in the society wedding of the year.

Fish and chips

I must be ill. The sight of this didn' t cheer me half as much as the thought of snuggling under the duvet in a horizontal position. At this very moment, I'm contemplating taking two panadols the firm belief ( as in any other housewife over 65 ) that panadols cure just about any ailment known to mankind. It's either this...or risk waking up later in the night with a bodyache.

Over lunch, my friend and I have decided since there's a human to human transmission of the dreaded bird flu, we're all susceptible to the bug...and nobody gets the common cold any more. We're in the midst of a pandemic...and recovering from what we think in a common flu might take us just that bit longer.

A reunion

Some time back, a group of us met up at Kelana Seafood in Cheras. The place has since closed down....or moved to another premise. I'm not too sure. Our eating there had nothing to do with its closing down I should like to add.

The unifying factor in this group is the simple fact we all studied in the same college.( Galway Ireland ) WE sat down and reminiscent about the wet weather...the gale force at ten....sweets at eleven, ...roches.....dunnes store....Shop Street.....Conlons......Brown Thomas. ...Quinsworth...Bewleys....Pennys.....Supermacs.....and student-life as we knew it. Where nothing much else mattered except enjoying life.

Some of us hadn't met in ten years. We all agreed we looked the same ( better even ) and not a day older than 18 years old. How diverse our paths are.... Posted by Picasa

Marriages are made in heaven

My good friend got married Saturday. It was a lovely wedding mass.....instead of the usual wedding march up the aisle, we sang a lovely hymn. It is the bride's perogative to arrive a little later ...but I'm pleased to say...we weren't kept waiting for that long. The bride floated up the aisle on the arm of her proud father. She appeared neither shy nor in awe of the crowds gathered to celebrate her wedding. The mother of the bride had arrived earlier. There was a huge collection of saris in various gorgeous colours.

It's been ten years since I last visited Assumption Church in Assunta. What is it about growing older..everything shrinks in size, the church looked smaller...and cosier. The reception was held at a near-by hotel. God bless the newly-weds:) Congratulations ...... Posted by Picasa

Thursday, May 25, 2006

One step closer to marriage

First the registration....then ...the wedding mass. Last saturday I was witness to my friend's marriage. The civil ceremony was held at SFX in Petaling Jaya. I arrived early...very early. The bride arrived later....this despite being awake from 5:30am. Apparently the sari-bit of dressing up took longer than usual. This is the friend from the back...the hair looked lovely. And the morning sun caught the red glow of the sari quite nicely. Posted by Picasa

Monday, May 15, 2006


To my surprise, the afternoon sun proved to be mild today. We all know about the Malaysian's obsession with "lepaking" ( I've mentioned this in my earlier blog..) and this picture proves it. If you squint hard enough, you can make up the ant-size humans. I arrived in KLCC in time for lunch ....which led to a movie...and onto a stroll in the park. 15 minutes and two shades darker, I slunked back indoors.

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Look what I bought!

I have no doubt that whoever sees this would immediately label them as ugly. These sandals may be a tad ugly...but the minute you wear them, it fits like a glove and supports your arch so perfectly you'ld refuse to remove them from your feet.You might be interested to know they come in lilac, black,red and I forget what other colour. To complement these...I believe coloured nails in a delectable shade of pink would be just the answer.

We live in a world of colour. Colours affect our mood. In the voice of Patsy ( of the Ab Fab )'s lovely.Fancy some bolly to go with it.

Friday, May 12, 2006


Can't remember name of dish...

Viagra roll.....picture taken at sugimoto Desa Sri Hartamas

Hello, it is very comforting to find myself ...blogging about food. ( My one true passion or so it may seem from the numerous entries earlier...)

If this is your first time exposed to Japanese food, you may well suffer a fright at the very sight. The first thing to tell others is, Japanese food equates to healthy food. Oh yes, its proven the japanese as a race live longer. I once read ( one of the rare times I waded through the national geographic ) there's an island off the coast of Japan, where the average age is 80.THis extraordinary fact serves to emphasize....the secret of longevity must include Japanese food.

Jacques-Yves Cousteau

The oceans are pools of wild marine life. Some of which we can only dream of seeing in person. Water is fascinating. Cousteau is to Famous amos is to cookies. I hope I got the analogy right. This is a glimpse of the underworld, not quite the seabed but...close enough. Taken in Pulau Redang.......

Monday, May 08, 2006

Restoran Berputar Seri Angkasa

You can see the whole of KL from the tower. Flanked by KLCC ...both structures have now become synonymous with Malaysia. The tower itself is a staggering 421m in height. It's perched on top of Bukit Nanas which itself is 94 metres above sea level. And it is the tallest structure in South East Asia:)

It comprises of 5 levels, the foundation base, the tourist building, the tower shaft , the tower head and finally the antenna mast. It was opened in 1996.

Last weekend, I finally made my way to the revolving restaurant for dinner. The view was gorgeous ...although the sensation of nausea kind of hits you between the eyes within the first few minutes. You solve this problem by eating. It worked like a charm and I spent the remaining part of the evening, alternating between feeding self and admiring the view.

Sunday, May 07, 2006

don't know why

It's hard work but it'll be worth the trouble I'm sure.

Another good book:)

I like this book. Hill is Irish, which means you can expect a good story. It's in their genes. I'm at page 183 this morning and so far, it's up to expectations.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

When is it too much?

The rainy weather has been a perfect excuse to shy away from a decent car wash. This evening, the grumble of thunder greeted me as I walked out of the lift. I then spent the next hour in an enclosed room with with no windows...( ie the pantry) Emerging from my 'cell" I was greeted by a thunderous roar and the pitter patter as well as the howling wind. A short drive through mud and dust was the last straw. My poor car..there it was layered with dust and looking mournful.

What I did next was what any caring car owner would have done...I drove to have the pet washed. And so now..I have a gleaming car. Please...can it not rain for the remaining week...

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Welcome to the family:)

This new addition to the family makes me an Aunt, my parents grandparents and my brother a dad. Welcome to the family Emily.

Allergic rhinitis

My sneeze centre has been working overtime this morning. A tip for the day, if you feel a sneeze coming on and it halts midway...look into a bright light.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Relaxing read

Turnham Malpas comes alive with scandals. I picked Shaw's book one evening whilst browsing in the local bookstore.

One year on...

Camilla and Charles look at ease with themselves. She looks quietly confident and he looks happy. A picture of togetherness....

What are the chances of her being accepted?

Precious feet

I think our feet deal with a lot throughout the day. And so, tomorrow I'll seriously start thinking of ways to pamper my dear feet.

Marian Keyes

Anybody out there?? Keyes latest book has finally reached my bookshelf. The slag part about reading three books at the same setting is you tend to get a little muddled along the way. A challenge no doubt ...but after two weeks I've decided to be sensible ( never too late ) and read one book at a time.
1.Anybody out there? Marian Keyes
2.The Dragon's Pearl Sirin Phathanothai
3.Village Gossip Rebecca Shaw

Chic lit for me thanks very much. Anything vaguely NON-fiction gives me constipation. Honest to goodness. *hand on heart*



Three bloody weeks internet-less and this nightmare finally comes to an end. I'm now online at HOME wireless and feeling nighty good with myself. What was the solution you might ask? Eeerm, the purchase of a spanking new modem. I'm not sure why the other modem worked at a friend's house and not mine. Sometimes we don't need to know everything.

The picture serves to remind me.....with me now are three DVDS of season two of Desperate Housewives. A sure way to bring a smile to any DH addict.( Of which I cheerfully admit to )