Saturday, April 30, 2011

我的三角恋

我的三角恋

super 莫名奇妙地, i m involved in a 三角恋 leh.... hahahaha.... i m exaggerating la... cos to me to be considered as a homewreaker, i must be the 第三者 mah.... but how is that possible (at least for now) when Mr Ang and I are still so lovely dovy leh.... hahaha....




today, i m going to share a drama... was initially very irritated by it ....and usually the more irritated i m, the more i will irritate the person who irritates me.... but leh... in the mist of irritating that irritant, i will cost more agony to a friend....so here i m lo...rattling with a non-sensical blog entry ....choose to do it here then to counter assult her on his facebook and make him feel worse.... argh.... trying to make it sound like i m damn nice lo...hahaha...why not, since this is my blog... =P




anyway, i have a teen-hood friend... not very close but once in a while hang out as a group... 15 years of friendship liao wor... let's call him Ben... and then, there's his beloved...let's call her Abagail.... hahahaha...so we have Ben with Abagail...




okay la...though my Ben is not as 帅 as this Ben, he's still maintain his looks and built rather well for his age lo... and he has a boyish face...plus plus.... but for Abagail mah.... in the same league as the one above lo.... drama seh.... hahahaha.....


anyway, the drama started when i shared with Ben this thinking of mine..."You need to love yourself first before you can learn to love others".... he gave me a feeling that he was not happy...he was confused.... he was being led in and out of a legal relationship during that period... why did i say that leh???? cos i chance upon some beach holidaying photos of abagail and her friends on facebook... she was even in 情侣装 with other ppl lo... and he did share that he was going through a rough patch....


anyway, because of that one sentence, i kenna left right up down on facebook by her and was labelled as someone who wants to break up her marriage...hello.... who is the one who wants a separation yet regret her own decision one wor???.... you wanted to go steady, Ben agreed, you wanted to get married, Ben agreed, you wanted a separation, Ben struggled and finally agreed, then suddenly you want to stay married and Ben had to agree also.... such a nice guy where to find???


anyway also not i coined the phrase one lo...went google and found that there are like 6,380,000 articles on "You need to love yourself first before you can learn to love others".... so i scolded her ignorant on my facebook page.... hahahaha... =P....


and after that, for a period of time, i tried not to comment anything on his facebook lo...think got 10 months???? dun even dare to wish him happy hatchday on facebook but have to wait for him to be online lo.... but was in a super good mood on thursday till i forgot about crazy abagail ....

made so many comments on other friend's status including Ben's.... i thought mine was rather harmless lo...he was complaining about having no starhub network the whole day...so i asked him to change to mio since he watches soccer too....then got scolded ignorant pig by abagail for praising singtel when singtel was the culprit who cut off starhub cable..... !!!

initially was super TL la... but after a while, find her a joke... hahaha...how come got such funny ppl one... meany me kept imagining that if i retaliate in my usual manner, i confirm can drive her up the wall... but at the same time, may create even more unhappiness between them .... so no choice lo... is really call 哑巴吃黄连, 有苦说不出... not really 说不出 and also not really 苦, is more of want to scold cannot scold... !@#$%$##@!.... hahaha...but being a self centred person, how can i tortore myself right???

so i shall keep my imagination here....how high do u think she will jump if i reply on facebook the following for calling me a homewreaker???

1) Ben, i din know u r in love with me till ur wifey call me a homewreaker leh...
2) Oh no, did ur wifey found out that i was in love with u that's y she's labelling me as a homewreaker???
3) Oh no, ur wifey found out about our affair that's y she's labelling me as a homewreaker....
4) Ben, did you forget to feed ur wifey medication???
5) Ben, where's the leash??? she's barking again...


lousy me can only think of 5.... but for a pea brain like me... good enough liao la.... anyway, decided to delete this friend off my facebook.... so that i wun accidentally comment on his posts again.... most importantly wun give abagail another chance to disrupt my mood with her barkings....i just love myself too much to let any crazy ppl affects me... =P ....i know she will still be barking but as long as i cant hear her, i dun care also.... i m a typical 眼不见为净 kind of person....

anyway, not friends on facebook does not means not friends in real live what.... and over the years, friends also come and go...even family members come and go.... that's part and parcel of life and something that i have gotten quite use to liao....nothing is permanent..... oopx..... so just be thankful that we had it once and move on bah.... =)

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Europe Accomodation, florence - athens

Accomodation in Florence, Italy - Hotel Aurora




Address: Via Luigi Alamannni, 5, Florence, 50123, Italy
Phone : +39 055210283
Email :
info@hotelaurora.info
Enquiry call from singapore : 800-1205159 (English)
Check in – 2pm, Check out – 11am
Free wifi, air con and private toilet


It freaking difficult to find a B&B in florence with a private toilet....had a few discussion with Mr Ang if we are really okay with shared toilet and no we are NOT okay.... think we are just not that kind of super friendly + backpacker style of travellers bah...


took me a few days before i found this hotel that has a private toilet in each room and yet still consider affordable to us (€386 for 5 nights).... and damn... accomodation in rome and florence is damn freaking expensive la.... i know i had complained it endless time liao...so all the more it dosen matter if i complained about it again here lo... hahaha....






Accomodation in Venice, Italy - Hotel Riviera
Address: Miraflores, 106 – Centro, Santiago, Chile
Phone : +39 055210283
Email : gerencia@rivierahotel.cl
Enquiry call from singapore : 800-1205159 (English)
Check in – 2pm, Check out – 1pm
Free wifi, air con, private toilet and continental breakfast,

description from booking.com:

"Hotel Riviera is housed in a historic palace and features a panoramic, strategic location in front of the lagoon and the waterbus stop, within quick reach of Venice’s historic center. From the waterbus stop located just outside the hotel you can reach St. Mark’s Square, in Venice, in about 10 minutes.


The waterbus stop offers regular service to Marco Polo Airport (where i need to travel to to take a flight to Greece), Piazzale Roma Bus Terminal and Venezia Santa Lucia Train Station as well. The seaside resort has also attractions of its own, including the beach (the hotel can arrange beach chairs and sun umbrellas on request). The hotel offers charming views of the lagoon and unforgettable sunsets.


A health club is available with sauna and whirlpool. Guest rooms are clean, comfortable and equipped with all conveniences."

this hotel cost us €120 for 3 nights....and from the above description, i can conclude that i need to go to St. Mark’s Square and must take the water bus...hahaha.... will need to find out more....










Accomodation in Athens, Greece - Phidias Piraeus Hotel




Address: 189, Kountouriotou, Piraeus, 185 35, Greece
Phone : +302104296480
Email : phidiasgr@otenet.gr
Check in – 2pm, Check out – 12nn
Free wifi, air con, private toilet





this is like the prettiest accomodation that we will be staying in for the whole europe trip (based on photos that i saw online)... hahaha.... check out its website http://www.hotelphidias.gr/index.html for more photos lo.... it's like a brand new hotel in super bright colours.... likey.... and it only cost us €90 for 3 nights.... oh ya...and they provide transfer to and from the port where we need to catch the ferry to santorini early in the morning at 7am....heee....












Accomodation in Santorini, Greece - Mary Rooms




Address: Perivolos, Perivolos, 84703, Greece

Phone : +302286082246

Email : info@roomsmary-perivolos.com
Check in – 130pm, Check out – 11am
Free wifi, air con



cost us only €54 for 2 nights... the cheapest accomodation for the whole trip liao... wahahaha... also got free transfer from the airport = no need to plan transport again...woohoo....and also super duper good reviews about this hotel from booking.com...link below....


http://www.booking.com/hotel/gr/mary.html?aid=309842;label=hotel-280594;sid=9a85ecba699cecdb06c8b9f09217da08


santorini is the place where lewei took her wedding photo (if i din remember wrongly).... and it's a beachy place....from what i assume.....hahaha.... hope it's the type of beachy place i always like... so miss the langkawi trip with Mr Ang a year back lo.....

conclusion:


accomodation is so much prettier and cheaper in greece than in italy


by the way, we (more to me) gave up searching on what we should do in europe liao... hahaha... we (I) have decided to just ask the B&B owners what is the suggested itinery .... hahaha.... anyway, i don't know anything about the places that we will be visiting...so i confirm wun regret not visiting any place...



actually got abit la... should have stay in santorini for one more day and one less day in athens.... santorini seems more interesting with its volcano theme than the usual dome & museum & church theme in athens.... as if there's isnt enough domes & museums & churches in rome & florence.... =P ...i m really hoping i dun regret choosing europe as honey moony place lo.... oopx....


Saturday, April 23, 2011

风水 matters for home sweet home

风水 matters for home sweet home

洪妈妈 and 洪爸爸 are super into 风水... as in they have these 2 风水 books lying permanently on their coffee table so that they can always refer to it... they also have many many 吉祥物 around the house for various purposes...

so 洪妈妈 decided to get our home sweet home 风水-tised as well... =)... basically, i wun get a 风水师 on my own accord but i wun stop anyone who is willing to pay for it for me.... oopx.... from recommendation, 洪妈妈 selected to consult Miss See Han Tee from Jmine Consulting... http://www.jmine.com/index.htm ...

so far, we have completed the full cycle with the 风水 process....
1) first visit - view our home sweet home to gather information

2) second visit - submit report to us, suggest first knock dates, colours to use and basic furniture arrangement

3) third visit - placing of 吉祥物 around our home sweet home so that Mr Ang and I will be goody good good in the years to come.... =)

some of the 吉祥物 we had around the house include:

This product symbolizes ancient official stamp. In ancient China, official stamps were use by royal and officials. One of the effects of this product is to boost status in career. It also induce sales. Bringing sales, or greater heights in career also would mean greater wealth. In addition to this, it also helps to stablize concentration power for students.








Dragon is known to bring Gui Ren (贵人) who is anybody that helps you directly/indirectly. They can be your boss, friends, customers or someone you may not even know, as long as their course of actions help you. General positioning of the dragon is on the left of the table. To optimize the effect, it can be placed in the Gui Ren position which is unique to individual.






Chan Chu is also known as wealth toad. It can enhance wealth by displaying it in the house looking out the main door. When placed in the house, ensure that there is no furniture between the door and Chan Chu. Avoid letting Chan Chu to face anybody in particular.






The gourd (葫芦) is effective in promoting health. Sometimes one (both Mr Ang and I) is more prone to fall ill and this is caused by the negative forces in the surroundings. In these cases, the gourd can help to minimize the negative forces. It counter attacks Sha qi (杀气) that may be working on the occupants. Hence, it can be used to provide protection too.




Qi Ling is a legendary animal which is known to have a gentle nature and does not harm human and even plants. It is believed that it only appears during peaceful and prosperous times or when saints are around. It is powerful in terms of warding away evil or negative forces from physical environment or people (小人). This product will be very suitable for people who often need to deal with difficult people or are highly susceptible to backstabbing and betrayals. As this product is made of jade, this will further enhance its protective properties. It brings harmony in relationships with people as well. In additional to the above effects, it also helps in increasing prosperity in the family in terms of wealth and even fertility.


all photos and write-up from Jmine Consulting website.... dun dare to take my own photo...scare will reduce the power of the 吉祥物... 哈哈哈


so now if you come my house, you can try to take part in what i call the 吉祥物 treasure hunt.... there are a total of 9 goldish items, 2 jade items and 2 ping pong balls hidden around the house.... angela took part yesterday and till now she still cant locate the last item.... hee....


maybe i should give a prize to whoever can locate all 13 items say within 1 hour??? hahaha....







Sunday, April 17, 2011

HIHS once more

Back in Holy Innocent High School



had the opportunity to be back at HIHS last friday.... been 16 years since i last set foot in there... looks 70% - 80% the same back then when mei and i were both in sec 1....


the canteen.... with a sofa area and newspaper stand.... maybe i can suggest this for esss.... =P ... the cca notice boards on the pillars look good too... very brightly painted which makes the whole place looks vibrant... likey...=)



the school logo.... still the same ... =)




basketball court when mei and i had our volleyball practice... yes, both mei and i were in the volley ball cca for one whole year yet at the end of the year, all we could do is serve the ball from one side of the court to the other side of the court.... had never ever played a single proper game at all though we had practices every fri from 330-530pm if i din remember wrongly....


so why would mei and i end up in the volley ball cca leh??? cos in HIHS, every pupil needs to be in 2 ccas, one sports and one club... we were rejected by badminton which both of us went for trial... the other sports ccas such as basketball and netball etc all seems too kungho for us le....so by elimination and bycca selection, we ended up in volley ball lo.... and for club, we were in computer club... hahahaha.... also dun remember what i had learnt.... must be very minimal also bah.... else how come i am such an idiot when it comes to computer stuff leh... =(




the field where we assembled for morning assemblies.... seem abit smaller now.... always thought that the field was damn super big especially when i need to run from one end to the other end





building colours are still in the same shape of blue and white.... but i couldn't locate our classroom, 1E...it seems to have been converted into one of the many ccas room liao...











the toilet on the ground floor... looks totally different from what i remember.... i thought they had this tiled seating area where mei and i used to lie down to read books while waiting for cca to start ...so either they had renovated the toilet or the toilet that we frequent was not this one....











the principal when we were both studying there in 1994 .... i could still remember that i mistook one of the cleaners for the principal lo.... cos both of them were of similar built and looked rather identical to me lo....








so why was i back in HIHS leh????

i was tasked to bring 3 pupils there for an art workshop on tape sculpturing....



so what is tape sculpturing leh????

tape sculpturing is ....




like these two &












these two &






and this one lo....







looks impressive hor??? but actually very easy to do de.... but not a very environment friendly activity as it requires alot alot alot of sticky tapes....






first, wrap the part of the body / object that is to be replicated with cling wrap.... not very comfy was the feedback... told them to just treat it as slim wrap then.... hahahaha.....










second, paste lots and lots of sticky tape over the cling wrap till you have at least 10 layers....








third, using a pair of bandage scissors, cut the artwork open from one side...



last, use sticky tape to join back the opening and then pile more sticky tape on the whole art work....


think that it's quite an interesting and easy to make art form...



this kind of art form is actually inspired by Mark Jenkins.... check out his work in the links below... =) ...very interesting....


Saturday, April 16, 2011

Itsy Bitsy of Home Sweet Home

Itsy Bitsy of Home Sweet Home

official move in date and cleansing date was 9th April 2011, Saturday between 9am - 11am... 洪妈妈 instructed us to have many many $1 coins in our pockets ...luckily i have been diligently collecting them for xinying for her "My Kenteen".... =)...






our 常满米桶

with lots of goodies prepared by 洪妈妈


5 sets of these at the 4 corners and the centre of the living room for the prayers....





our $ tv console + a 47 inch LG tv (joint sponsorship by Mr Ang and 洪妈妈) + mio box... =)... got a super good deal for mio package... 6 months free...subsequent 18 months will be at $70 each... =) ...why mio leh??? cos Mr Ang is a huge huge fan of Manchester United la... so he will definitely sign up with the subscriber that is screening the EPL one lo... =P







kitchen cabinet with the laundry area on the left in the day time....














the whole kitchen at night.... very spacious hor??? likey.... hope it wun get cluttered up as the days go by....




our fridge... =)... Mr Ang insisted that we need to get a big one... and by big... means must be taller than him.... !!!... but then.....
very empty hor??? hahaha... cos pots and pans have not arrived yet (from woodlands)... so din stock up on any cookable stuff....




our washing machine which has been giving us lots of trouble... initially was the water inlet... water was splashing everywhere when we first switched it on as we couldnt screw it tightly as it was being block by the kitchen cabinet... we had to remove the cabinet door so that we have more space for the screw driver to be positioned to tighten the screw.... then it was the outlet, water has been leaking and we have yet to solve this problem... =( ...




didnt know that washing clothes can be so 麻烦 lo.... this one cannot wash with that one... this one have to be hand wash.... this one have to soak... sianx... and first batch of laundry came out all 毛毛 one... 洪妈妈 said it's from the new towels...so now, even towels also cannot wash together.... but we also very pampered, we will send certain laundry to 洪妈妈's house almost every other day... hahaha....











our second batch of laundry.... all dark coloured clothing... cos i scare the colours will run and stain the lighter ones... hahaha... we are still playing trial and error with all the household chores....







our shoes cabinets on your far left, comfy comfy sofa and our round round coffee table.... our sofa is also my work station ... i m a 趴趴熊 when doing work at home de ...back in woodlands, i can do work, use comp, read and write all while 趴趴-ing on my bed... so now, since Mr Ang's study table is in the living room, i will accompany him in the living room lo.... our sofa is also my bed... cos every night i will doze off while waiting for Mr Ang to finish with his studies (read: 2am - 4am) ....=(...







Mr Ang's toys... (cluttering up the living room)...oopx.....





according to our 风水师, we need to have 2 green plants (real/fake/photo/picture also can) in our living room... one beside Mr Ang's study table and the other one in the middle of the wall just outside the kitchen.... so i decided that one of the trees must be in my favourite medium... decal stickers... =) ...


purposely went into citysquare @ JB to order and another trip to collect de lo... it's so much cheaper than ordering online.... costs me about S$80 (only)...so bit by bit...


piece by piece

the branches are born.... =)
the leaves have to be pasted on one by one and it took me at least 3 hours to complete the whole thing by myself... Mr Ang don't have the patience for such activities.... and he was busy doing housework at that time... hahaha....


he's really good with housework.... i sweep around objects...he moves objects so that he can mop under them.... =P... he deals with the washing machine while i only do the hanging of clothes out to dry... =)...





anyway, the completed tree in our living room





closer view of the completed "art work"


风水师 says that the tree must be super 绿油油... the more green leaves the better for our family.... so i paste and paste and paste more green leaves till there was no space for the birdies..... Ahhhhh..... i forgot about them TOTALLY..... hahaha.... so they ended up on my bedroom door instead.....


cute cute hor??? likey

Monday, April 11, 2011

10 April 2011 - Bearbi Left Us

A day to remember - 10 April 2011


姐姐,baby 死了... 被车撞死了... alfred said over alvin's phone... tears just dripped uncontrollable... tuition kid was shocked and stared as i teared... i only asked 1 question... who brought her out???


alfred did and i know he feels very bad too... could hear that he was crying as he announced baby's death over the phone... he loves baby lots lots too... more lots than me.... he's always hugging her whenever he comes home from camp over the weekends...


think angela will feel the worst... baby was like her shadow... they study together... baby will climb onto her study table and nuaz on her notes when she's studying ... they sleep together... they literally share the same bed and angela's bed smells like baby...


i was just thinking of baby in the morning.... was thinking of asking angela to bring her over to our new house to let her run around when they deliver my barangs barangs in a week's time.... i was even as lame as to think if she would pee under my decal tree...

so much of her in my mind.... how small and how dark her black fur was when i first saw her in my room when she was only 3 months old... how cuddly and baby like she was then and that's how she got her name... how she would jump and hop around and in the process scratch our legs when we just arrive home... how she would follow us into the bathroom when we bathe, pee or poo...

still remember there was once she entered the bathroom with me... usually she will stay in the dry corner and wait ... but not on this particular day... when i opened my eyes after rinsing off the shampoo, i saw a drenched baby sitting right next to me... that day, she decided that she wanna take a bath with me... i could still remember that i was laughing and scolding her at the same time...

also remember how she goes around licking and licking almost every part of the floor... how she hides and sleeps under my clothes on the cloth rack... how she likes to snuggle on bags left on the floor and how she once fell off the tv console while she stretched in her sleep the other day...

also in my mind were how she looks like a chi wa wa when she is shaved and how furry and tangled she can get when her fur grew out... how nice she smells when kom bathe her with a little dove... and how cute she looks in her green cheer leader dress, orange and demin dress and the pink polka dot dress which i gotten for her for my wedding...

miss the way she always stand to ask us to carry her and the way she knocks on the door to ask us to let u in or out...

she is the reason why i go back home every week... i really miss u...



http://tangtang-land.blogspot.com/2010/11/bearbis-new-dress.html http://tangtang-land.blogspot.com/2011/01/spagetti-4-lunch.html

Things happen for a reason... life still goes on... but i cant help but still ask... why did this have to happen???

Sunday, April 3, 2011

our love story on it's meant to be you

It's meant to be you


chance upon a request for love story on the bride's forum.... yes, although married for 3 months liao... i will still log into bride's forum to kpo kpo every now and there, especially for pages where i left some posts....


anyway, i sent them an email with the link to chapter 1-4 of our love story... from how we meet to how we end up together and was looking forward to how they will craft our story...


to my surprise the person whom replied me is a trainee teacher currently doing her PGDE....and she's doing this cos she had watched the movie '27 dresses' and like the concept of a wedding column...


their webby is http://itsmeanttobeyou.tumblr.com/ and below is what they had crafted for us.... love the title and the intro they gave to our story... style of writing is very unique... very short and to the point... gives a new feel to our story...that we are meant to be.... =)



love IS enough: Mr. and Mrs. Ang

A club. One of the last few places you think you would meet the love of your life. But then again, when it’s meant to be, it’s meant to be. It can happen anywhere and anytime, and you won’t even be prepared for it. You know how movies go – boy meets girl in club, instant attraction, sparks flying and green lights from there on out. This story which I’m about to share is proof that the cliché - ‘it only happens in the movies’ can actually come to pass in real life!



Mr. and Mrs. Ang met in a club. He approached, chatted her up, bought her a drink, asked her to dance, danced and while high on alcoholic content, kissed her thrice. Her friends were aghast at the quick progression of things and dragged her home, thinking that he had cast a spell on her. And indeed he had!



Looks – check. He was her eye candy material, tall and thin. Personality – check. He melted her by telling her he volunteers with kids. He was decent as he only put his hands on her waist and they did not roam anywhere else. He was courageous, persistent and possessed a never-say-die attitude. He dared to ask her for a dance when she was in a big group of friends, persevered when she said no till she finally said yes and offered to bring her for supper then send her home.



What more could a girl ask for? Read on to see how Mr. Ang won Mrs. Ang’s heart.



As we all know, meeting in a club is usually anonymous, with fake names and vague details about each other. However, Mr. Ang made the most of what he was given. Going on the name Candy Cai, Mr. Ang searched Facebook for the love of his life the very next day. Unable to find her, he recalled that she was teaching in a primary school in the north. He then went to look at all the primary school websites’ staff list in hope that he could find her. His determination paid off, he found her real name and then managed to find her on Facebook.



Things evolved from there and they soon began chatting on the phone, going out and they really did click. You know how we girls want a guy who we are comfortable with, never run out of things to talk about, yet when we do, the silence is not awkward? They have that. I hope you have someone like that too.



Despite this connection they shared, a major obstacle remained.



“It’s impossible. It’s impossible for us to be together.” How many times have each of us actually said that to ourselves? Mrs. Ang was no different and she repeatedly told herself that. The big barrier for her was – their age gap. He was younger than her and it went against logic for her. It is hard enough to remain a couple nowadays, what more when there are more differences involved? This was something Mr. and Mrs. Ang had to work out for themselves.



We all love and cry at happy endings and in the end, Mr. Ang fought hard for their love and his sincerity convinced Mrs. Ang that it didn’t matter and she was the only one he wanted to be with – he would be content holding her small hand in his for the rest of his life. I guess, in their case, love is enough.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Train from Rome to Florence

From Rome to Florence


Done with Rome and now moving on to Florence... =)... but before that... need to find out how to get to Florence.... 3 trains options: (1) Eurostar, (2) Intercity Plus or (3) Regional ....



Extensive details and photos of (1) Eurostar and (2) Intercity Plus can be found in the following website... http://www.seat61.com/Italy-trains.htm .... but not for (3) Regional trains

Why such discrimination leh???? cos Regional trains are the local trains which are alot cheaper but also means take longer time from Rome to Florence la....


anyway, managed to find a photo of how the inside of a Regional train would look like...

An Empty Italian Regional Train, Stresa, Italy This travel blog photo's source is TravelPod page: Soaking Stresa


quite lokcok hor??? worse when being compared to the Eurostar and Intercity Plus train but no choice la... Mr Ang and I are budget travellers...or should i say...we are catty travellers.... oopx...


Let me summaries the differences:


(1) Eurostar - 1 hour 35 minutes - 1st class is at 63€ while second class is at 45€


(2) Intercity - 3 hours 1 minutes - 1st class is at 39.50€ while second class is at 30€


(3) Regional - 3 hours 49 minutes - 16.50€


i feel that a 48 minutes difference between the intercity and regional train dosen really make a difference for a 3-4 hours train ride...so no point spending extra S$50 (for 2 tickets) to take the intercity train... then when compared to eurostar... the 2 hour 14 minute difference would cost us S$100 more...definitely a no no no.... time is really not that precious to us while on holiday.... hahahaha.....


so we decided to just 'enjoy the real rome's way of train travel and the scenic view on the train ride bah... hahahaha.... hopefully we get seats too as there's no reservation of seats for regional trains de.... =(....