Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Guess what I may be buying

Weeny shopping cart
I read on facebook ( which is where you can be assured of the latest gossip both near home and across the seas) that the ipad has INDEED arrive in Malaysia. *wooHOO* Now the next great decision is, whether I want the gadget because everybody else seems to want it too, or because I really really like it. RUmour is I may be getting one under the christmas tree but having been duped last year with the promise of an iphone and finding instead a handbag, lip palate and shower gel...I 'm wiser this time around.

Monday, November 29, 2010

What I've learnt this evening

Picture taken from iheartkoreanbeauty
Bought this mask in Seoul a few months back. Not all of them. Just the rice water mask. Was attracted to the name. ( yes shallow of me I admit). This evening, I decided to live dangerously and put the rice water mask on. And then I proceeded to google the benefits. What did I find?
1. It can lighten your skin. ( I wanted it to dry the gawd-awful pimple on my chin actually)
2. You can make it yourself...and here are sites teaching you in detail.

So I'm hoping the disgusting looking pimple all pustule-like would be lighter in colour. And hopefully smaller. Folks stared at it a lot today. Most annoying.

To Whom It May Concern

To Whom It May Concern, originally uploaded by photoaf.

My secret wish that all complain letters come in as interesting a package as the one in this picture. Today has been a busy day. The irony is I got home by 6pm despite the rain. I guess the motto " don't think just DO" works well. Thinking and trying to plan your day takes up time. Best to just get off the chair and do some stuff:)

Things I found interesting at KOpi Bean:)

Red Velvet Coffee Bean Version

Nice for breakfast

Nice and simple Christmas Mug
Pictures taken at Coffee Bean. The only one of the above I wouldn't try is the red velvet cupcakes, having tried their red velvet cake before, I am almost certain it will be sweet and yucky. 

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Let's Go Shopping

Let's Go Shopping, originally uploaded by suburbansider.

Unfortunately today will be a "rest" day. No money will be spent ....

Little mushroom

Little mushroom #1, originally uploaded by Laurent Peugniez.

This picture is for WNN who sadly does not read this blog. I love the composition and (yes yes ) the clarity. Photography classes for 2011.

A little bit of therapy

Pedicure ...Balinese style. ( picture of feet in Bali....rest of the body came along as well you know)

testing the steadiness of my hands...with a few shots this evening

Christmas Mug from Starbucks

Sushi at our "now" favourite Japanese restaurant

Macro mode come alive. Check out the little weeny orange bits.
It was a restful Saturday for now. Absolutely refused to shower until late in the afternoon. Choosing instead to potter about the place and just enjoy the fact that I can indeed ( if I choose) do NOTHING intellectually stimulating the entire morning and not have to feel bad about it.  As a matter of fact, despite all efforts of having a brainless morning, I slipped some reading in between an intense violin practise session. Feel mighty smug about that as well. It's nice to be productive. And what's more important, it's very nice to feel rested. 

Current obsession : getting the music score ( without paying of course ) of the songs from "boys over flower". Wish me luck!!!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

It's not fashion it's passion

A very interesting dress. Sadly it won't be seen on my body anytime soon. In order to look good in this, you would have to have a body resembling that hanger you see it hanging from.

A spot of christmas shopping

Christmas presents with a VERY sorry looking plant 

Merry Christmas....

A lovely little something...nicely gift-wrapped
Some of the pictures taken during a quick stop-over at Midvalley this evening. Nothing much to write about except that it rained terribly the whole morning which made the brain sluggish.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Black Coffee No Sugar Please Oh And A Little Bit Of Milk

I had a bloody terrible morning. By terrible I mean one of those days where you are slow and everything seems to take longer. And it would be just the time you'd meet a selection of crabby people who insist on trying your patience. I wasn't very nice this morning. Just so you know, most folks were nice to me despite my crabbiness:) People are NICE

We will be away from work tomorrow. Attending an OBA workshop. Don't flap it's not the OBE the queen gives our during her birthday celebration. OBA stands for one best answer ( should be OBBA one bloody best answer) which will hopefully replace the format for the subsequent exams to come. More work for us:)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Belated Birthday Dinner celeb

Mummy...updating self re William and Kate

After the joint birthday celebration last weekend, we decided to have a nice dinner ( with peking duck) this Sunday. Mum wastes no time in catching up on the latest goss before dinner. The father attempted to read the only reading material available the aussie "New Idea". He lasted 1 minute before the magazine was chucked to one side and he decided to stare around him aimlessly instead.

Possible stool for Fibrate's little bub

There's a pair. ( I've misplaced one ...)

Little weeny footstools

solaris dutamas
Found this at what looked like a charity bazaar this morning. Turns out it was not a charity thingy but a flea market. Loads of delicious goodies to look, touch, feel, wear over yourself ( no fitting room provided) and buy. I was mighty tempted to get one of these. I don't need one at all. So eventually the practical side of me won. But before I could get all smug about self restrain and all that ....I parted with RM20 for a pink pinaforte type T-shirt which I now think may be tricky to pull off.

Prince Hours ( Completed)

Korean drama serials are brilliant. My experience has been that it usually starts off with you hating the actors for not being as brilliant as your previous series. Everybody looks ugly. The storyline appears murky ( and not half as exciting as the one before) and this comparison goes on until at least the end of the 2nd disc. At that point, you would have had your new favourite character, the story line has possibly gotten interesting and there's some mini crisis which impending doom for at least 2 of the characters. 

I'm currently at that stage where you feel sad ( and I bit cheated ) because the story has ended. There's nearly always a slight dissatisfaction with the ending. Main gripe is it's too short and they cramp 3 years in one episode. I've just completed Prince Hours ( see earlier blog entry for picture of main characters) about 30 minutes ago. My back hurts from lying on the floor throughout the last DVD with minimal movement.

So a quick description of the latest DVD experience.
1. Yongsunggeong was a FOOL in episode 1,2,3,4,etc etc until the 12 episode thereabout. He started acting sensible and less whiny.
2. Moonsungeong's character ( I rooted for him to be crown prince ) is a sad one. You start off hating him thinking he's got the upper hand. as the story unfolds further, your sympathy grows for this poor soul.
3. Court Lady Yang Sung Yi isn't as pretty as the last heroine. But she has the obligatory sharp korean nose. Didn't like her very much until possibly the LAST episode where she appeared polished and more subdued. The shorter hair made a difference too:)
4. Grand prince and the grand princess were both brilliant. You're meant to hate them and oh boy the casting for these two roles were brilliant. I hated them both consistently throughout.
5. The queen had very odd headgears in disc 3+4. Some love affair with a half korean half austrian professor was corney. ( I think that should have been deleted) The corney professor spoke only English but was apparently able to understand korean. 
6.The queen mother was very nice although she got a little testy and snobbish at the end insisting of baniching the court lady because she was a commoner and getting too familiar with the two princes. ( bleah)

That's about it. Next week I start a new dvd set.... 

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Rules for a perfect life

Bought this afternoon!!!
Am currently reading this. Page 1.5.....distracted by korean drama:) Such is life.

Friday, November 19, 2010


picture from bridalexpochicago
Finally, an engagement is announced. The only downside is William giving his mum's engagement ring to Kate. Beauty ( or lack of it ) aside, the ring hardly conjures moments of happiness so perhaps this wasn't such a thoughtful gesture on William's part. But as I shan't be the one wearing the ring....and obviously Kate has no problems with this judging from the wide smile on her face.( see picture above)...I  wish them both a long lasting marriage.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Black bean sauce noodles

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Jajangmyeon. If you are fortunate enough to go to Korea please taste this and drop me a comment. I would want it to taste nice and salty. Eating it looks rather messy. The episodes which feature characters slurping their black bean noodles look suspiciously clean. I wonder how many takes they do in reality.

A day off work

A very grand view with glorious sunshines. Solaris Dutamas.
I thoroughly enjoyed the day off work. Woke up spontaneous at half seven. ( Yes annoying isn't it? the one day I can sleep in and my body fights sleep). Due to the work hours I rarely see much sunshine....which made this lovely sunny morning trigger a spot of headache. It was one of those nagging ones which ebbs when you're spending money( thankfully ) but goes up a couple of notches when you're resting.( distressing). 
Currently watching this korean drama
I'm not sure whether I've mentioned this before, but this series was pretty hard-going the first 1.5 DVDs. Mainly because the main character acted like a fool and he's only just decided to be more "regal" and sensible two episodes back. The leading lady ( I'm assuming it's going to the Court Lady Yan ) isn't as pretty as the last heroine from "The Princess Hours". So THAT took a lot of getting used to. She and the Prince ( who used to deliver black bean noodles ) behaved stiffly and really clawed each other at nearly every encounter. Very juvenile! Acting skills could have been bunged up a bit too. 

Black bean noodles seem to have played an important role in both the series I've watched so far. I'm going to assume it's big in Korea. Probably like our maggi goreng:)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Two birthdays:)

4th ee poh's ice-cream birthday cake
Chronologically, we celebrated mummy's birthday first but 4th ee poh gets her birthday mentioned first. This is because she celebrated her 94th birthday on Sunday. The electric pink birthday cake had ice-cream layers which was yummie.

WE celebrated mummy's birthday with chocolate cake( which she said was gorgeous) and a single red velvet cupcake. To remind us of the very interesting red velvet session we had during my last trip home. Happy Birthday to the two ladies who share many inspiring qualities. I'm so proud to be in the same family as the two of you. God Bless always.
Mummy's chocolate cake

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Yay....last copy at KLCC's Kinokuniya Kuala Lumpur

Picture taken from Random Jottings
Got my hands on the last copy of this book. And am feeling mighty SMUG about it. No prizes for guessing what I'm currently reading. Completed "the wedding planner" this am. Ironing/hoovering/violin practise....and READING!!!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Currently reading...

I don't think I've read books by this author before. A very shallow reason why I got this book. Quite simply, the eye-catching book cover. Don't you think it's lovely? It hasn't disappoint. I'm 1/4 through and the storyline just gets better and better. Set in Sydney....which is exciting because I've visited the place once and reading the description of the surroundings..I can imagine the scene played out. Lovely!

A fortunate find last weekend

I'm a great fan of Ruby Ferguson's pony books. The funny thing is, I don't particularly like horses. Sat on one once and the elevated height made me nauseous. Ferguson's style of writing is lively and animated. And the story line makes you read on till the end where ( like most good books) you sigh and wished you had one more book by the same author to continue on. After simply ages, I made it to the second hand bookstore and after very minimal rummaging I found this:) Certainly made my weekend. 

Time to go to work...

picture of niece.

It's Friday finally. And this weekend will see me hoovering the apartment. ( it's been two weeks) My leaky nose tells me the dust has reached a dangerous level. Am running out of tissues. And I don't much fancy waking up by sneezing 4-5 times continuously. Very tiring. Although, I seriously wonder whether the contraction of muscles during the act of sneezing counts as some form of exercise.  I have lined up for me today.
1. ward rounds
2.getting some forms sorted out
3. a meeting in the afternoon
4.a meeting of aunt after work
5.korean drama marathon until late in the night

Have a good Friday......and I'm hoping mine will be too

Saturday, November 06, 2010

The second day of a three week break

Picture taken from Laura Ashley One Utama:)
It's very nice to wake up early. Nice and quiet and you feel strangely calmer.

Friday, November 05, 2010

Exam fever

This is one of the case reports I'm meant to be marking this weekend
The PPD station in the theory osce year 3 exam last week
We've been busy. This long weekend will be spent resting...and in between spending money, I will attempt to go through the year 5 case reports and logbooks. As well as mark the year 3 osce questions. And to reward self...I think I shall finally busy THAT book I've been looking for in Kinokuniya.