Saturday, July 28, 2007

On My Wish List

To date, one of my favourite phones is: Dopod C730
(check out the link)

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Out Of Boundary

It's indeed true that my aunt used to tell me I will be more "settled" with who I am and what I really want until I am in my 30s. Recently, I am very focused on what I want, and therefore I have become more prudent with my spending. A friend asked me, why didn't you buy the Louie Vuitton handbag like many of your younger colleagues do. I smiled and I told her, it's not an issue of affordability, it's about LV handbag does not appear in the top 20 of my necessity list.

Recently, I am also becoming more aware of what kind of friends would be toxic to my thoughts, and what kind of man is actually more complement to my character. Speak of the latter, I recently met a new friend - not necessarily handsome, not exceptionally articulate, not extremely rich, but it is just pure feeling of so nice and comfortable talking to him. I believe this is what it is supposed to be what women glossy magazines called "Mr Right". I am very happy sitting next to him, and talking to him has made me "extremely myself". I never have to pretend to be someone else. He has never interrupted my sentences or told me to "listen, listen". For the previous two occasions we met, he just listened patiently to my arguments and continued my sentences as if we have rehearsed the conversation many times before. We never need to impress each other, because by being himself, humble and speak his minds, he has already impressed me. For the first time in many years, I have the feeling that someone actually "looking at me" and "listening to me"and not just "saw and heard".

Well, the right man not necessarily appearing at the right time. Like Alanis Morissette sang, life is ironic. I noticed a wedding band on his wedding finger, the glittering shine on the gold wedding band told me he is happily married too.

Don't sigh. In fact, I was not even upset when I found out on his ring. We have never discussed on family or respective life partner, the comfortability factor found in our conversation implies that we could be very good friends just discussing on work and life. When we like something, we don't necessarily need to own them. Appreciating them from a distance or occasionally thinking of them are adequate to keep us happy.

To sum up, God might be sending me a moral test this time, but HE knows very well that I won't fail the test.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

I Am A Hero

I like the concept of this advertisement - though I have no idea what is the meaning of those words in Japanese. To me, I decipher those words as "There is no place safer than a good father's shoulders". If I am a parent, I want to use all my capability and my wit to protect and care for my children.

May be due to the fact that my youngest brother will be a father in another four months time, I thought of my brother and his baby when I saw this advertisement.

In a blink of an eye, our baby brother will be a father himself. Less than 30 years ago, both Woofhams and myself were having chicken pox + measles when my youngest brother was born. We were not allowed to see our baby brother until we were completely healed. I still recalled everyday both of us woke up early and stood near our mother's room and asked her: Mama, can we see our baby brother today? Is he cute? Does he look more like Woofhams or does he look more like me? Then the routine would be - we would beg our mother to bring our baby brother to the middle of her room so we could see our baby brother's face from the door.

How time flies.

Think of my family always makes me stronger, builds my confidence in myself. I understood now why people keep a photo of their family in their wallet. I want to be a top grade hero. I want to be a hero that protects and cares for everyone in my family.

Quick, Take A Look!

When I was buying drinks from vending machine in the Main Observatory floor of the Tokyo Tower, I saw a toddler and her brother were walking on transparent panel while their mother was trying to stop them. I didn't know what was happening - why the kids were so happy walking to and fro while their mother was so afraid even to hold them back. As I walked closer to them, then I found out the kids were walking on the "Lookdown Window" which allows visitors to look down at the ground from a height of 145m, wow what a view! Cars parking at the parking lots and on the roads look like toy cars. As age progress, I am getting less adventurous with height. I used to look down from the observatory floor of Paris's Eiffel Tower and didn't feel a beat missing from my heart. This might sound sour grape - it is totally inappropriate to let children, who don't have ability to fend for themselves, taking that risky walk "in the sky".

Wax Museum In Tokyo Tower

Apart from Paul McCartney, honestly I couldn't recognise any of them. Costume colours look miserable (reflected on the face of three others).

Audrey Hepburn in between "Planet of the Apes" - strange.

Looks more like Nicole Kidman more than Sharon Stone. Don't you think so too?

No Julia Robert's wild hair, No Julia Robert's Million Watts smile ...

I always think my grandfather looks like Mao may be due to their similar hairstyle.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Not My Rat Race

I work not because I have to. I work because I want to work and I love to work.

Wikipedia defined Rat Race as a term that used for an endless, self-defeating or pointless pursuit. It conjures up the image of the futile efforts of a lab rat trying to escape whilst running around a maze or in a wheel. In an analogy to the modern city, many rats in a single maze run around making a lots of noise bumping into each other, but ultimately achieve nothing (meaningful) either collectively or individually.

New Age Cinderella

This Burberry Summer Check Pumps are cute, aren't they!?

Lion's Club

Bobby looks the cutest when he is very active after his full meal. Doesn't he look like a little lion? HeHe .....

Thursday, July 12, 2007

A Letter To Dublin

Dear My Dublin Friend,

I received your letter this afternoon, I am truly sorry about your loss. It is difficult for you to not think about your grandma especially in the first six months. In my grandma's case, she passed away 19 years ago, but I can tell you neither me, Woofhams or my youngest brother could ever forget our late grandmother. Grandma is occupying a huge corner in our hearts albeit her petite size.

Although to date, I don't quite convince there is life after death, one thing I am very certain is that I don't feel lonely even when I am alone because I can always feel my grandma's presence around me. I believe deceased grandparents have now become our Guardian Angels. Don't be too upset. Life is a cycle, come and go, therefore we must treasure everything we have now and live everyday like a new day. Although our grandma have gone, I always believe they are happier when they know we are happy.

The coin box in the picture on the top right is a gift from my late Grandma. She bought for me when I was very upset and got ill for a week when I was in Primary Four because I didn't get the first position in the class. To cheer me up, my grandma bought for me the same gift as the first prize gift - a green coin box with pen stand and could also be used as photo frames. I don't think my grandma bought the gift because she wanted me to work harder, she just wanted me to be happy. Btw, the pen next to the coin box is the gift from my Form Teacher when I scored first position in entire Primary Five the year after.

"I am happier when I see happy smiling face on all of you", Grandma told us.

My grandma is a beautiful woman who never requested for reciprocated love and kindness from her family. She just wanted all of her closed ones to be happy. My friend, think of all the sweet memories of your grandma and write them in a journal, so you can tell "Xiao Dong Dong" many wonderful stories of his late Greatgrandma when he grows up.

I meant to reply to your letter straightaway but found that the blue ink on the envelope has smeared badly that I couldn't read your corresponding address properly. Could you send your corresponding address to my hotmail a/c, Thanks!

Favourite Albums

To date, my two favourite soundtracks.

Dog's Life

I don't understand why people who leads an unhappy life or has a miserable life is called "leading a dog's Life". So far, apart from barking, sleeping, playing and eating, Bobby doesn't seem to do other things much. Is that considered "miserable & unhappy life" ... hehe.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Words That Build You

Pancake's Horoscope for July 2007:

"Try not to get caught in the crossfire of a heated emotional battle this month, Pancake. Your happy, freedom-loving nature is too precious to be tainted by harsh abrasive words and emotions. If things begin to flare up, put up some sort of mental protective wall for yourself that shields you from people who may be too caught up in their own drama to really see how their impulsive actions are affecting the people around them."

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Order Of Pheonix

In my view, having the right poster helps 80% of the publicity. This poster is too grim to my taste.

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Lovers In Paris

"Lovers In Paris": Park Shin Yang

My Ugly Sweetie

"My Ugly Sweetie": Park Sang Min

Friday, July 06, 2007

Save The Last Dance For Me

"Save the last dance for me": Ji Seong

Out-Of-My-Character Addiction

Korean drama can be very addictive. I have heard of young female friends who have applied for MC in order to finish the 20 episodes in a day. Although to date, I still couldn't completely understand why those women in the story could sacrifice their career and their pride to keep their man; but I must say after watching three complete Korean dramas recommended by my mother ie. July 2005 I did watch "Save the last dance for me", "Lovers in Paris" in July 2006 and recently "My Ugly Sweetie" in July 2007, Korean actors like Ji Seong, Park Shin Yang and Park Sang Min do really have the charm to have women head over heels for them. It's not really about their look. I mean Park Sang Min is just an average-looking 37 yr old man in "My Ugly Sweetie" but there is some kind of magic in the twitch of an eye, smiles and other gestures that made you wanting to punch his enemy for him when he's bullied hehe ...

New Trend

My mother prefers Bobby to keep long hair (probably she has developed the phoebia when my father cut Ally's hair very short two years ago). However, I always think boys look neater with short hair. To compromise our requests, my domestic helper, Nancy, comes up with a suggestion (according to her, it's a brilliant suggestion and I am not too convinced yet). Nancy starts to decor Bobby's hair these few days ;-p ...

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Bobby The Greatest

Bobby never likes anyone to interrupt him when he is taking his afternoon nap. Look how moody he gets hehe ...


The only make-up item that I can't leave without!

Yummy Lunchbox

I love this lunchbox given to all participants during my meeting in Japan.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

I Want To Go Beyond 50m

My life must be very boring in my family's eyes. My mother told me umpteenly to re-join gym like those sporty days which I had while in Brisbane - back then I was a sports junkie. Last Sunday, I intended to spent the afternoon cleaning my room, but my brother insisted I should go to driving range and practise my golf swing. I practised golf swing for three consecutive days, and conclusion is I HATE GOLF! I can't understand why I have all the right posture and holding iron in the right way, and yet my golf balls could never extend beyond 50m ;-/ May be this is a good opportunity for me to draw up a timeline chart ;-p

"A great pleasure in life is knowing when to step out of comfort zone" - Pancakeism

Monday, July 02, 2007


My brother advised me if I won't buy Louie Vuitton monogram handbag, then I certainly won't be the person to like Nokia E90 - both are expensive "heads-turning" goods. He suggested to me that the Sony Ericsson range would be more practical particularly Sony Ercisson P990i and Sony Ericsson P1. I like the former range better - it has business card scanning function!