Sunday, July 26, 2009

Soba & Tataki

Taken using my iPhone

Friday, July 24, 2009

The Plant Talk Part 2

Can you recall what exactly you did a year ago, or at least 364 days ago? I was thinking of buying a new camera last week because the quality of photos taken can be simply described in one word. Lousy. A young friend highlighted that it could be the camera setting that I might have overlooked. And she was right. The analogy is almost like complaining to a computer vendor that your new desktop doesn't work while actually it's as simple as you've forgotten to turn on the switch :-/ I adjusted the setting this morning, and took some photos. See how pretty they turned out :-)

Now, back to the topic on plants. Actually 364 days ago ie. my posting on 25th July 2008, I took some photos of my parents' garden. Look how fast plants can grow and add to the beauty of a house. 

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Top 5 Must Haves In My Dream Home

(1) Sunroom

(2) Kitchen Bay Windows

(3) Study with library, window seat and a fireplace

(4) Backyard garden for (i) kids to play and (ii) barbeque on weekends with family and friends

(5) Walk-In Closet

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Across To London Part 1

This is one of my favourite photos to date. I took it while I was in London 3 weeks ago. Can you spot the London Eye Millenium Wheel (approximately North-East 25 degrees from my lens angle).

Across To London Part 2

Monday, July 20, 2009

Hong Kong Will Take Your Breath Away

I took these photos at the Hong Kong International Airport. 

It has made the entire eating area more interesting!

Never buy food from this restaurant. Normally, I have a high tolerance level. However, this 'Pak Loh' airport restaurant has driven me up the wall. I admitted I misread 38 as 35, but I have also read aloud the food I wanted to order. Instead of correcting me politely, the woman who looked my age, went on and on and on complaining it to her colleagues as if misreading the food ordering number deserves a life sentence. 

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Mii @ Wii Golf

Look how arrogant is Mii at Wii Golf. That's Mii's 'Par' look, hahaha.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Fish Eye Angel

I took this picture few weeks ago - not very satisfied with the output. 
Btw, these flower petals are from my brother's wedding!

Girly Hour

I hardly discuss fashion and accessories in my blog. Lately, a few friends asked me to share tips/views in my blog on some of what-I-labelled-as-Girly Stuff. Bear with me guys, though I must say it's very rare you can see this girly side of me. Ladies, you can never go wrong with 'simple elegance'. Look at Michelle Obama and her cardigan.

Friday, July 17, 2009


(Cautious Note: Sorry, this post contains subtle negative tone). 

I was hunting high and low for a slim laptop bag last week. Finally, I bought a second-best in a friend's computer shop, but still not very happy with it to date - the (1) design and (2) colour aren't the ones I want. Anyway, I will still use it for the time being than risking my laptop from further scratch. Like many others, I am addicted to my laptop, I have to admit this. 

Actually the experience of buying that laptop bag is more annoying than buying a second-best. YL is a friend that I've known for more than 10 years, and she is one of those who can put up with my many-questions. How many colours does it come in? Is it durable? Are you sure this is considered cheap? Don't try to cheat me ok, we have known for such long. 

Take you back to last week. In the middle of our usual chat, a 20ish pot-bellied guy (sorry my pun) looked at YL (thinking I was giving YL a difficult time) and interrupted our chat. He said to me, "Oh such a good bag. I can use it to keep my documents. I want to buy 5." I started to get very annoyed with the interruption, and I gave him that "Do Not Mess With Me" look. Probably he's too young, or too keen to help YL (I could see he is keen to impress YL, using me as a plot of course), he continued to elevate the annoyance. 

"This is such a cheap bag. Only B$49", he said, looked at YL and then looked at me. Seeing that I didn't show any response, he carried on, "You will regret if you don't get one." Then, he went on to say, "I like the bag in beige."

"Can you be more gentleman and show more respect to YL next time, and don't interrupt others' discussion", I said it loud to him and picked up the other bag in red. Paid and left. 

All my friends knew that I dislike the actor Bradley Cooper. It's a long story. Anyway, in my head now, Bradley Cooper has a friend, hahaha. 

Thursday, July 16, 2009

I Am Back!

I spent some time away from blogging, and I am back now!

I needed time to reflect on my life, to de-clutter my thoughts, to re-define the role and importance of certain things, and to draw up a new to-do-list. Everyone needs to change at certain point in life, and I started the second change review few weeks ago. 

I am still me, but I believe it's a better-Me! Say Ginormica ;-D