Monday, February 28, 2011

On Bus 161

On Bus 161


On the way to breakfast this morning with 洪妈妈,


Mr Ang: Dear, look. your photo on the bus....

looked in the direction and saw myself pasted on the side of bus 161 - as part of smartlab advertisment....

was an employee of smartlab before i joined nie... tony (boss) asked cheryl (another tutor) and I to be their models for some photos to be used in their marketing flyers.... had fun posing and remembered our 酬劳 was macdonald breakfast.... we are such cheap rated models lo.... wahahaha....

by the time i left the company, our photos was on their flyers and these flyers were distributed to areas such as hougang, bishan, bukit timah etc etc... i still remember having friends calling me to check if i had become a part time model lo... hahaha.....

a few years later, i received an sms from julius (if i m not wrong), asking the same questions... he had saw a huge adv on classfied adv of straits time.... heee....

and now, the same photos are being used on buses advertisment....woohoo.... i really should stand by a camera to take a photo of myself on the bus advert to keep as memory lo....

anyway, went to their website and found one photo..... tatatata..... taken with samantha, previously a JC2 student having lessons with tony and was helping out with the admin after her A level... now a doctor already oh... =)....



miss the thinness but not the teeth....wahahaha....

went into their testimonal page and found that some of the comments my then students wrote for me were still there, 6 years after i left the company...

- Kind and Caring. Helps those who do not understand the question well explaining it to them... Bryan Chia S1 Maths

- Helps the students to understand the questions they do not know or understand. Explains the lessons well. Kind and Caring... Bryan Chia S1 Science

- Makes lessons interesting. Able to communicate with students... Gwendolyn Wong P6 Maths

- She is friendly but strict at the same time.. Marcus Yen P6 Maths

- She makes every lesson or experiment interesting to do...Jolene Gwee P6 Science

- Good at explaining concepts and difficult questions.. Timothy Lee S2 Science

- Able to make the lessons interesting, brief but understandable. She allows the class to participate actively and does not lose her temper at students who are bad and instead touch them and give extra classes. Teaches us repeatedly even after we ask many times... Darren Quah S2 Science

-Always teach something extra, like another method to solve a problem... Kok Mun Jun S2 Maths

-Knows everything that we ask, remember things. Teaches us new method which helps... Dulcena Yen P6 Maths

i always know that i'm a good teacher .... =).... but m not enjoying my work in school now leh.... =(

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Updates on Home Sweet Home

Updates on Home Sweet Home




17th February 2011, Thursday

had arranged with our contractor, Mr Tok, to make a visit to buy tiles and kitchen stuff.... 八叔 decided to tag along but got lost along the way while following behind Mr Pok's car.... hahaha.... he decided to head back to his factory instead after being lost for awhile...



first we visited the shop selling tiles ....Mr Ang preferred ivory floor tiles while i preferred grey floor tiles for our toilets....so we will be having grey tiles for the one in the master bedroom toilet (my private toilet) while the ivory tiles will be for the toilet in the kitchen which will be converted into Mr Ang's private toilet.... all of you are welcome to use Mr Ang's toilet when u come over for visit k??? wahahaha... we had also chosen some very unique wall tiles for both the kitchen and toilets... =) ...white tiles but with designs on it one....



next we went to another shop to select toilet bowls, basins, taps, heaters, sink etc etc... and anyhow anyhow also cost us $1480....stunned!!!.... haix.... it's really expensive to own a house in singapore....







18th February 2011, Friday

RENO starts!!!!


19th February 2011, Saturday

meet Mr Ang at compass point after tuition to go gaincity to get out aircon.... =).... we got a panasonic inverter 3 units at $3000.... including 4 years extended warranty and the best part is Mr Ang paid for it... wahahaha.... i am damn broke from paying the cov and reno liao.... =( ..... i was so broke that i was even contemplating if we should not even install the aircon units lo... but Mr Ang kept saying that if we dun install now, it's very difficult to install in future and the wiring is gonna look super ugly....



20th February 2011, Sunday

went to Courts @ Tampines after visiting nanny .... aim was to buy our bed and sofa.... was shock that a bed cum bed frame can be so expensive.... initially we wanted a queen size bed but somehow they look so small and in the end we decided to have a king size bed since we have the space to spare.... i had always wanted a storage bed .... the more the storage space the better mah...and with a storage bed, no need to sweep under the bed... yippy!!!.... in the end, we bought a maxcoil mattress cum storage bedframe for $1989, inclusive of delivery charges... =).... comes with some hydraulic lift up system one wor...


we also bought a L-shape sofa at $1099.... get to select the colour of the 3 huge cushions and we are having it in greyish brown so that it dosen looks too dirty too often.... initially wanna a leather sofa but somehow, cloth one seems more comfy leh....so all clumsy ppl holding drinks and food are not allowed on my sofa...myself included.... heeee....


and the best part again???... Mr Ang paid for these also... yippy ya yo!!!





23rd February 2011, Wednesday

went to gaincity at hougang, the big big outlet type after school....and with half an hour, we purchase our washing machine (9kg) and our refridgerator (393L).... think it's quite good deal....but seriously, for 2 ppl, i dun understand why we need to buy such big washing machine and fridge for lo..... the washing machine costs us $372 and the fridge $742.... inclusive of delivery too... =) ... plus a 1% cash rebate in the next purchase....

and Mr Ang paid for these 2.....wahahaha.....

as your can see, I am very happy whenever Mr Ang pays for things..... wahahaha.... cos i am really damn super broke.... =(....

Photos will only be up when they arrived cos i think i will look damn mountain tortise if i keep snapping photos at the stores lo.... hahaha....

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

carpentry work - 1st draft

Carpentry work - first draft

my bedroom cupboard.... a total of 4.12m long.... wahahaha..... changing the sliding doors to swing doors.... dun like sliding door... always find it very 麻烦 to push right push left when wanna take things from the different section...and somehow feel that sliding doors are not very durable cos both alfred's and mine wardrobe sliding door came off in our mimosa house within 4 years after it has been installed....

八叔 blocked off a small section of our room to be the vanity area with a full length mirror....wasnt really keen on the idea cos it's like taking up unnecessary space..... but Mr Ang say it's nice and adds something different to the usual room and since 八叔 had designed it le then dun change bah....




tuition room - the shelves are for the story books and games ..... the laminate sliding doors are actully the doors to our storeroom and it will also be changed to swing doors....


Mr Ang's study table and wall shelf...will be customised to match our tv console.... still dun understand why his study table must be smack in the living room lo... haix.... this will means that i cant watch tv during term time for the next 2 years while he's still studying lo.... !@#$%%$#@!@@##$%%#$#@@....angry!!!!


our tv console.... it's an artistically designed money sign that will bring more wealth to our family.... wahahaha...

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Day 07 Blog Challenge - biggest impact in my life

Day 7 Blog Challenge –

A picture of something that has the biggest impact on you



i did give this challenge lots of serious serious thinking before i decided to write about my need to having an organisor....

it all started when i was 15 years old.... woah.... that's like a long time ago..... lewei, xiaofen, liping, eve and I, if i m not wrong, were loitering at old woodlands interchange where we chanced upon watson selling organisors with transparent covers.... i could still remember that the organisors were all piled in a transparent cylinder like container displayed outside watson.....

at that time, our homework were mountain high and teachers were not very forgiving towards us for not doing homework or forgetting to bring the things that they need .... especially our physics teacher =P ... so chancing upon cheap and cute and chio organisors were like god giving us direction to be more organised....hahaha.... i know it's abit 'kua zhang' but all of us just readily forked out $2.50 to buy an organiser each....

and since then, having an organisor every year is a must for me.... i cant live without one... my life will be in a whole mess without one and i feel super uncomfortable if i still cannot find a suitable one by mid dec every year.... and i do start looking out for organisor as early as nov every year too... =)

in these last 15 years, i have used school handbooks, insurance company organisors and had even made my own organisors (just for fun)....and for the last 3 years, my organisors were all from the snoopy collection.... with the first one being bought in 2007, Japan while on a holiday trip with joyce, yuan and her friends, the second one was a xmas present from laurice when she went on a holiday to hokkaido, Japan in 2008 and the last one bought by yuan as my birthday gift in 2009....

so when finally, i could move on from snoopy to elmo, i was thrilled.... i said thank you to my snoopies on facebook and proceeded to start a new relationship with elmo this year....

as usual, i m never satisfied with A picture.... my blog must have many many pictures de.... wahahaha....


a xmas gift from michelle 2 years back when she was in korea.... mab had the cookie monster one in blue and she used it last year... =)




2 baby photos of mine slot in the plastic cover.... had used them to teach life cycle to P4 pupils 2 years back where they had to match photos of adult and young of the same person....



inner cover page

the monthly view planner


the weekly view planner...with my magnetic melody bookmark.... =)

Friday, February 18, 2011

Wedding MTV

Wedding MTV

once upon a time, long long ago...in oct 2010... chanced upon this video and find it very sweet and like quite fun to be MTV stars oh...


i wanted one too.... hahaha.... but is the low budget kind one...the one above costs at least 5 hundred dollars bah..... so i selected some of our photos and got Mr Ang to 客串 as my MTV star.... hahahah.... initially wanted to show it during the wedding de... but just din bother to complete it as we were just too busy handling and solving other more important issues during the wedding prep....

anyway, to the song below, bo liao me forced Mr Ang to take a series of stupid photos with me....


Presenting the half completing bo liao montage, directed by me, that was never screened.... heee.....

"I wanna make you smile whenever you're sad


Carry you around when your arthritis is bad
All I wanna do is grow old with you


I'll get your medicine when your tummy aches

Build you a fire if the furnace breaks

Oh it could be so nice, growing old with you

I'll miss you

Kiss you


Give you my coat when you are cold
Need you
Feed you

Even let ya hold the remote control

So let me do the dishes in our kitchen sink

Put you to bed when you've had too much to drink
I could be the man who grows old with you
I wanna grow old with you"


as you can see, we have not manage to find or take a suitable photo for all the phrases, i will try to when i am free and bored and want to bully Mr Ang bah... heee... =P

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Day 6 blog challenge - Favorite super hero and why

Day 6 Blog Challenge - Favorite super hero and why??



My favourite super hero is THE MAN THAT WEARS HIS UNDERWEAR OVER HIS PANTS!!!!....wahahaha.....










i like that he's a geeky man with specs when he'e not superman.... i like that he likes lois yet will only 傻傻地单恋她.... i like that he has the power within himself and need no other vehicles or eqiupment to help him fight off the bad guys... and i think he's cute too... wahahaha.....


Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine 2011

Valentine 2011

our first valentine was last year.... happened to be the first day of cny too.... so we celebrated it on 12 and 13 feb in batam... went for the spa package.... no flowers, no candle night dinner, no presents.... just treated it as an excuse to have a short break....hahahaha.... we so unromantic hor??? first valentine already like 老夫老妻 kind liao...what's more do u expect for this year???

i think Mr Ang should really be very happy to have me as his wifey lo....so low maintenance.... i think flowers are a total waste of money.... they will end up in the bin sooner or later anyway, no matter how much effort one puts in to preserve them.... else they also sit around to collect dust one.... i dun like to keep soft toys... i feel that they just occupies space and collect dust as well....i dun wear accessories whether real gold or fake .... i dun like to receive branded stuff cos i will be stress to buy something of similar value in return and i dun like spending so much money on a gift.... oopx.....
sometimes i really think valentine day is over commercialised.... and it's vibe up even more by the various marketing strategies of shops and restaurants.... and what's so special if all couples are just gonna settle it with a bouquet of flowers and a nice dinner at a restaurant???

Do i sound like 吃不到葡萄说葡萄酸??? hahahaha.... maybe abit hor???....cos i have yet to find a girl who is in a relationship that has the same sentiment as me.... most ppl who thinks the same way as me are either single or are the guys... but guys will still carry out the standard act of getting flowers for their girl and bringing them out for a nice dinner cos they know that if they dun, they are gonna get it.... wahahaha....

i always remember this phrase from a song "其實愛對了人, 情人節每天都過".... so went to google it only to find out that it belongs to a song call 分手快乐 by 梁静如... Diao.... so anti lo.... a valentine post with a 分手 song.... hahahaha....anyway, still embedded her mtv below for your enjoyment.....




but i really believe in the phrase "其實愛對了人, 情人節每天都過".... okay maybe not 情人節 , but at least dun need a 情人節 in order for me to feel more love than normal days bah... that's what Mr Ang has given me so far.... lots of kisses and hugs and 'i Luv u' every day...my goodnight princess kiss every night.... likey likey....

so i think if there's one day that i am to demand for a bouquet of flowers to feel his love for me ..... then there is something very wrong between us liao.... hope i will never have to make this request....


so what was my val - day celebration like leh????


we had dinner with the whole family at the kopitiam opposite our house.... he bought 2 kinder joy with surprise ...one for each of us....



chocolate on one side and a mystery toy enclosed on the other side


our ugly toys...so disappointing lo... =(... at least something cuter la.... so i told Mr Ang that we will just display them till we moved into our new house then i will just bring it to school to give it to my kids.... hahahaha

Chingay 2011 - right @ our doorstep

Chingay 2011 - right @ our doorstep



ant size residents lining the roads...including 洪妈妈 and many many of the ang's relatives









can see the 财神's head right in front of the 花车???



my favourite 花车 cos it's one the few that i can see clearly.... hahaha...




the line of 花车s





nice photos hor??? i take one oh... with my new idiot proof camera.... wahahaha....

Sunday, February 13, 2011

鲜得来

one day, just before we dose off the slumberland...

Mr Ang: Dear dear, when are u going to give me my treat???"
Me: why need to treat u leh??
Mr Ang: cos u say that if i get second upper for my exam then u will treat me lo....

so we decided to try out the chinese hot pot restaurant which we walked past the previous time we were at nex.... we ordered the set dinner at $18.90++ each.... there are buffet available too...think it's at $28.90 for weekend dinner if i m not wrong....



each of us had this porcelain pot...at the bottom, i think is a solid fuel.... then they will place a soup bowl on top....

choose 1 of 4 choices of soup base... i chose tom yam while Mr Ang had pork bone ....
choose 2 of 4 choices of meat and both of us had chicken and pork
choose 2 of 6 choices of seafood and we had scallops, flower crab, fish and clams
choose 1 of 6 special dishes and we had prawn dumpling and marinated chicken wing
choose 1 of 6 'glue' item and we had fish glue and duck noodle glue
it also comes with a bowl of rice, a bowl of vegetable and a bowl of dessert (green bean soup) each...


the waiter demonstrating how to cook the fish glue....


me having fun with the duck noodle glue... like making udon like that.... hahaha


conclusion:
quite a nice experience, nice and simple deco, food was okay but think there were too many customers and most of the waiters and waitresses were from the mainland so service abit de not there ah... and tables were too close to each other too... =(
so i will only return to this restaurant on weekday where there's no crowd at all.... =P

First Knock


First Knock

Oh no!!! i have a hammer in my bag....Why???




is Mr Ang gonna do our house renovation on his own??? wahahahaha..... no la.... according to our 风水师, just before renovatin starts, there's something call the first knock session...and our first knock session was on 12 Feb, sat, between 9am to 11am.... and all that we have to do is hit a part of our living room with something and then shout "HUAT"

anyway, renovation starting soon, hopefully the contractor will apply for the reno permit this coming monday liao... =)



this is 八叔, a carpenter specialising in wardrobe and cabinets, going thru the cabinet laminate with Mr Ang... we were given 4 thick catalogues to look thru....

the many many options are given us a headache.... decided to seek the expertise of 八叔 to help us mix and match based of what our 风水师 wants... =)





the box of solid surfaces for the kitchen top... we dun really have much choices as all dark colours are not allowed according to our 风水师...which is good...at least she helped us reduced the options that we have.... hahaha.... made our selection so much easier...within 5-10 minutes.... we decided on solarise.... which is white with sparkles... =) ...thinking of pairing it with light brownish laminates for the cabinets....




the type of doors... not much choices too.... which is a good thing for busy people like Mr Ang.... and within another 5 - 10 minutes....

P7 and P8 were selected for the main door and bedroom doors respectively.... what made it more unique was all 3 brothers made the same options..... either say they have telepathy, or they have the same taste or the rest are just too hideous liao... wahahaha.....


Mr Ang had a lot of props while telling 八叔 what we want .... Mr Ang pulled out his ideal chair model (Kok Yong's) for the measurement of his study table, he brought out 2 different sizes of files for the depth of the drawers etc.... hahaha.... he super comical lo.... he nearly wanted to take out his tropy for the depth of the display shelves also lo...



think we will have a good time working with 八叔 and his contractor .... 八叔 very smiley smiley one... i likey.... so far they have given us very reasonable quotes and 八叔 is helping us with all the coordinating and he will be bring us on shopping sprees cos as a contractor, he say the shop owner will give him a better discount then if we are to go on our own....



we are indeed blessed with the a variety of talented people around us... =)...

Friday, February 11, 2011

the worst 2.5 hours

No Cab when i Needed them

Attended a workshop on "The Role of Performing Arts CCAs in Equipping Our Students with the Knowledge, Skill and Expertise to Succeed in Work and Life in the 21st Century"....it's conducted by Professor Carol K. Walker, Dean Emeritus, Purchase College,State University of New York.


Sound impressive right???? hahahaha....but i see it as an avenue to let me put aside some time to plan for my non core duties....sometimes, there are just too many things happening in school that it's difficult to set aside time to think how can i improve my involvement in my CCAs, my way of teaching or how to have innovative, less time consuming and less tedious ideas fro the events that i m involve in.... so going on course is my way of of stealing time to do so... while the instructor or trainer will be teaching what they need to teach, i will be doing my reflection + doddling in my notebook....


another plus point is that these courses are usually in the afternoon, so i get to skip class...oopx... not that i hate my class or dislike teaching, but to have the luxury of having a 3 hour work day once in a while can be a god send.... =)


arrived punctually for the course after meeting up my ah niu niu.... he's back from london.... but only for 2 weeks.... been at least 1.5 years since i last saw him... but was busy eating and talking that i forgot to take a pix with him although i purposely brought my camera out with me today lo.... sianx... anyway, he still looks the same... as bamboo as ever....



anyway, the course was rather badly conducted...first, objective was not met as she din go thru what was supposed to be gone thru after she found out that most of us as teachers in charge of music or dance CCAs are mainly handling adminstrative stuff and had engaged professional dance instructors to train our kids instead.... so the whole course became rather unorganised and unstructured.... but from the discussion and sharing with the other teachers, i still managed to come up with some strategies to improve on my CCA this year...



anyway, today i purposely match my attire so that i can wear my new blue shoes... =) ... as i was unable to match them with my purple dress for 初一 and greenish gold for 初二.... i still purposely bit them before i put them on ...hoping that they wun bite me lo... but no lo... they gave me such bad blisters that i was bleeding by the time i reached the dance studio at Co-curricular Activities Branch, 21 Evans Road....

The culprit which has been tortured by me beyond recognision too... hahahaha

painful blisters... ouch!!!


heavy downpour at 4pm...so decided to take cab home when the course finishes at 5pm... called 65521111, network busy.... call again....still busy.... so sms Mr Ang for help.... he gave me 67780808 and 6555888.... call.... either user busy or network busy.... so rotate among the 3 lines until finally an operator from 65521111 picks up my call.... she asked for my location and asked me to hold for my cab license plate number ...hold hold and hold only to be greeted with "we are sorry, there are currently no available cab in your area, please call again later"..... argh!!!! wtf wtf wtf???? waste me like 9 minutes to get this??? then when i try to call in again... network busy again.... super TL.....



Mr Ang sent me another sms with 64857777, 63636888 and 65553333....called the 6 numbers i have altogether in rotation until an automated machine answered me at 64857777.... u r currently caller number 29 waiting to speak to our operator... please wait patiently.... so i waited very patiently.... from number 29, to 28,26, 25, 24, 22, 21, 20, 18, 17, 15, 14, 13, 12, 10, 9, 8, 7, 5 , 4, 3, 2..... took me 30 minutes and the bloody line got cut off when i am finally caller number TWO!!!......



i dun care whose fault is it... whether is the phone auto cut off at 30 minutes or that stupid cab company auto cut off system.... i m just gonna curse that stupid cab company.... wtf wtf wtf wtf.... argh!!!! and after that i couldnt get thru to any of the companies again.... what's wrong ???? 1 full hour on the phone trying to book a cab but can't..... just because of a heavy rain and all the cab company are so fully booked??? then they must earn alot lo since there's an average of 1 downpour a day throughout the year???



the stupid rain finally stopped and i limped my way out to the bus stop and bloody hell... why must the stupid bus top be so far away??? at least a good 400m lo.... took 156 which crawls when there's some cars and crawls even slower when there's more cars..... took me like another 1.5 hours on the bus from evans road to hougang.....



i also dun know whether i should be angry with the pair of new shoes or the heavy downpour or the lousy cab companies or the stupid slowcoach buses or myself for meeting with all these in one day.....



it makes me thankful that i can wear sportshoes to work everyday, travel to school during non peak hours, travel home at middle peak hours and not having to rely to RED buses most of the days.....

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

wall shelves

Wall shelves

Mr Ang will be having his study table in the living room and according to our 风水师, he should display out his achievements in the form of medals, tropies and certificates etc.... so it means that we need to have some shelves on that side of the wall....

and surf surf net shows me that shelves need not be just planks of wood or rectangular... they can be quite interesting too and double act as wall deco oh....

these 5 are my favourite so far... =) ...and yes, they are ranked according to my preferrence, not his... hahahaha.... the first two are rather creative while the last two are more typical while the middle one is a combination of both.... i love colours.... =) .... hopefully 八叔 can deliver something as interesting as these... hee...