Haiz hao fan ah

Arghh! Had been real down on my luck lately. Tons of unlucky stuff happened one after another. Like,

1) charger for my portable vacuum cleaner spoilt
Should I count myself lucky because it’s still under warranty? I’m still upset anyway, maybe it was “overcharged” and kinda fused but I haven heard of charger being spoilt due to that leh. Duhz.

2) Vickki’s newly bought dog food packet had tons of insects and I had to call for an exchange since it was being delivered. The stupid CSO said need to check with supplier before they call me back because pet’s food was delivered directly from supplier’s side.

3) My alarm clock cant work too! But I’ve just realised it’s because of low batt. Have changed the batteries and now it’s fine

4) Vickki is having serious rashes problem again despite I just bathed her 1 day ago. Sigh.

All these seem like small stuff but when they come together, arggghhh, damn pek chey one lor.

Yesterday just finished fengshui audit for our new house by Ir’s fengshui master. He was actually Ir’s hubby’s shi fu, so to speak. Drives a lexus and is a monk. He certainly looks very busy and the fengshui audit seems chop chop done. Sigh, I also dont know what to say. He doesnt charge a fee, you need to give an angbao instead. Despite so, our angbao is not small. Really hope he wont be like the previous Master Chang from fengshuiyinyang.com who ignored emails/calls/sms after he got the money. Hng!

Thank god Master Lim didnt suggest anything which pose major changes to our planning IMO as bed and wardrobe can stay at their planned position. To dearie, it’s headache. Because he meant the house to be in dark dark cool cool colours. But now Master Lim said deco is best to be in beige. To me I’m fine lah but he’s fussy. =P

I’m really rushing for everything since I want the house to be ready by CNY. Had sent my requirements and floorplan to 2 designers/contractors. Still waiting for their quotes. Meanwhile, I have to get hold of Master Lim when he’s back from JB…still got some stuff to ask him. Speaking of the house, sometimes I get so frustrated and throw tantrum at dearie. Why? Because he’s like dilly dally la! Ask him decide reno stuff and want him to discuss together, he was either busy doing other things or else postpone and postone.

He thinks a house can suddenly pop out nicely renovated with a throw of money. It doesnt work like this lor. You still have to decide what you want and get the contractor to quote. And the thing is, he WANTS to decide and yet want to take his own sweet time to decide. Many times I felt like slapping him but I curbed myself. Argghh!

Work too is busy. I’m always especially busy during Nov and Dec because we need to deliver calenders and diaries. Personally, I also have many upcoming events.

The 2 events just passed was the gathering with Gen and gang, as well as Al & Cat’s ROM.

The former was on Sat evening and the latter was on Sun morning.

Gen is back from London and hence met up with all of us. We had a very fun but costly night. It’s all……CHINA ONE’S fault. Dammit. They USED to serve the nicest cheese fries but suddenly they took out from the menu. They USED to sell a wine range of reasonably priced wines, now they marked up so high and only 1 choice for red/white/sparkling wine respectively. I’m so damn pissed since I was the one who suggested as they have no ideas. Angry lor(with myself)!

We further adjourned to a pub at Boay quay for some beer and ktv. Sang some songs but the others were unable to drink more. My fault again, I kept expect they can drink as much as me when they’re decent folks(not drinkers like me). But actually also not totally my fault la because when I asked whether they want to drink, they’re very nice and kept say, “can can, just order what you like”.

=.=”

Eh really, if cannot just say mah. Because of my assumption of their reply, some drinks were wasted since obviously I cant finish all. Haiz, they’re just very nice people. Nevermind, in future I know their limits.

And because I had alot to drink that night, it was hell of a chore to wake up at 9+am the next morning. ROM function at the museum house. OMG…why didnt they set a more…normal timing at 11pm or 12pm? Luncheon mah right? But timing was set at 10.30am. With the massive jam, we reached at 10.50am but was glad we were in time for the solemnization.

Warmest congratulations to the lovely couple Al and Cat. They looked superbly handsome and gorgeous together! But I was simply too worn out(minor hangover) to even take pics of the couple nor the lovely restaurant whose name is 4 numbers. Dont remember what though…2047? or 2087? Think 4D. Haha. Thai restaurant but food was merely passable..think the food turned cold already. But the drinks were the worst. The sprite tasted like ice water just because the ice had dissolved ages ago. And even a request of a new glass tasted the same. Very nice and plush deco though.

Looking forward to their banquet! I love weddings!

Movie title: The informant
Ratings: 1/5
Comments: Matt damon, you really disappoint me. Fell asleep half way and dearie bought me home to sleep at 1am. It was really a yucky show! Comedy? Comedy my ****

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Aiyo! I cant help myself from giggling after reading the so-famous-XX’s blog. Lol. Albeit devilishly. Haiz I’m so mean. But I really cant help but to agree with some points made.

Anyway I’m not that free to comment that much or stage a war with someone who blogs her living. I dont earn my living via blogging. Though I read her blog from time to time when I have nothing better to do and although I cant stand her new blog frame with her super-big-ass-poster pictures, she does have a few pretty informative and entertaining entries once in a while. Like the recent blackberry(BB) post. =)

Ir told me she bought a BB too! And she raved about it greatly. Haha She didnt encourage me to buy but she certainly shared many good aspects of the phone. Most of them being repeated in XX’s blog and she named 1 more aspect; i.e, aunties dont use BB, only professionals use it. She meant like….erm..kinda more branding lah.

Hmm I wont buy a phone just because it does(in one way or another) looks more..professional or branded. Simply, I only buy things which I like. Whether it’s the functions or the outlook etc. So I actually dont buy branded bags just because they are branded. And I wont act as if I like golf just because it’s a common classy hobby of most rich. =) Walk a few miles or take a buggy just to have a shot? No thanks. I rather play badminton or swim, even though I run the danger of being drowned. =P

I admitted I’m pretty interested to change my phone. Blame dearie. Because he mentioned he wanted to change too. Seeing him being clueless, I walked around to gain inspirations. In the process, I’m hitched too. =P Currently much interested in Samsung Jet thought I’m feeling guilty for harbouring the thought because I’ve only used my Nokia N91 for 1 year only. When I asked about the trade-in value, 1 guy at some shop said only $100 because it’s a very very very model. Tamade, feel like slapping him. You can always say it nicely instead of degrading my phone till like that okie. I asked Ir’s friend, he can offer me a value of $180. Lalala~

Samsung jet is retailing at $698 without contract. Ir’s friend quoted me $580. He said he received good feedback of the Jet. I’ve tried before, pretty easy to use even though it’s touch-screen. Most importantly, it’s possible to sync the contacts easily with windows mobile via microsoft outlook. This is my only Achilles heel. I really need that. Dearie too, as I told him it’s high time he migrate from the old and lou-ya motorola phones’ platform/interface where contacts couldnt be sync.

And Motorola hor, also one kind lor. Like for YEARS, they dont have many outstanding models, just that V9, after umpteen and umpteen times of “upgrading”.

This version camera better.

This version colours display nicer.

This version is limited rose gold edition.

But it’s the same phone!!!

What the hell are the engineers doing manz? Just sitting there and thinking what else left to upgrade? Their number of new models are soooo pathetic that we’re suspecting are they closing the mobile department.

One shouldnt be stagnant.

I have many stuff to update so pardon the abrupt the sudden of topics here and there.

I think it has been few weeks…since we shifted into our new room with irony. Haiz…sometimes I still wonder did I make a right decision. So much so when we passed by the temple we frequent at Jurong, we walked in to offer some joss-sticks and I attempted to draw lots.

It was a so-so lot lah but it was trying to console me that things will get better though not so soon.

=( ok lor.

Reviews of Master Chang. Hmmmm….he seemed to know his stuff but I’m not amazed with his ability to see that my old room dont suit me with it’s darkness and “yin” qi, especially when the big, green amulet is so obviously sticked on my door. And if his eyesight and hearing is okie, it’s not difficult to see that indeed the people in the house often get sick. Because I was apparently sick that day and brother Xiang was sneezing like mad.

What I dont like is he doesnt really answer nor return calls despite the promise that he will answer questions after the audit is done. He only reply emails, and not very promptly too. He did took few hours for the whole audit but I didnt feel it’s very comprehensive, just very general. I had like less than 10 advices from him written on a piece of paper. Feels like nothing much. He said it’s a so-so house, so what he did can only minimise the bad effects but wont really have outstanding effects. That’s so encouraging.

He gave me a very very general bazi reading which doesnt sound very positive to me. The worst was he mentioned that I might have health problems next year. Hmm….I think I have enough insurance already but I will just double check to see if there’s anything I can add on. Lol.

The second audit, a.k.a for the new house will be a lower rate of $359 but I’m considering whether I should take it. He didnt impress me, sad to say. Ir said their houses were viewed by a high monk who only accept angbaos. Perhaps I should ask her. She said he’s good, even her hubby learns some palm reading from him and is very zun lor! He’s the one who predicted I will get attached around 6 months later after the last breakup and will get married this year when I was just 6 months into the new relationship. Hahaha!

I had mixed feelings regarding the change of rooms but I know it’s silly to start regretting nor to compare the odds. But I just want to face them and accept it. Rain is very nice to console me when I told her about the shift; the cons of shifting in the living room. Many will sound incredulous and even hinted if I am out of my mind to listen to a mere fengshui master. But not rain. She said it’s no big deal and she also slept in living room before. Plus no aircon, the skin/complexion wont be so drying too.

So sweet of her. She doesnt know how much better I feel after hearing those.

Okie now, the pros and cons

Pros
1) room is bigger, more storage, and things were arranged more neatly instead of being crammed up everywhere in the old, tiny room. More space to maneuver, less blue-black from bumping into corners.

2) Bright, airy, natural wind and breeze(during daytime). It really feels so much better not to be cooped in a room where lights have to be on 24/7 unless sleeping. It’s less oppressive too. No more stuffy nose because no aircon. One feels more energetic and less nua or lethargic.

3) For no known reason, the room just seems cleaner. Perhaps because it’s less cluttered

Cons
1) No aircon
I have to admit I prefer aircon anytime. =(
It gets pretty warm at night although daytime is pretty windy. And actually I dont really like fan blowing at my body especially face or head.

Although it’s 3 VS 1, but the only con is very detrimental. =( Sigh. Can only live with it I guess. Perhaps I will buy 1 more fan. Downgrade siah.

Vickki’s rashes and ear infection haven recover even after 2-3 weeks. I’m getting alittle annoyed with the vet because apparently all her tricks dont work! Waste my money and effort. Everyday I have to stuff pills down Vickki’s throat and it’s a nasty business. On top of her, cleaning of her ears and dripping eardrops. Instead of bathing her once, it’s now twice every week. Guess what, her condition just stays the same just like few weeks ago.

ARGGGHHH!

Ir told me her dog suffered rashes from heat and I wondered Vickki might be the same and not food allergy as the Vet has suspected. Damn lor. So tomorrow I’m going to get a groomer to shave off all her hair so that it’s cooler for her. Cum get another fan to air our greenhouse to minimise the heat, just like what Ir always do. I can learn so much from Ir. =)

Celebrated Iv’s and Ce’s advance birthdays at dragonfly. I’m really not so much of a clubber these days because of impending age but I guess I cant reject since it’s once in a year thing. And both of them somemore. =P But because I know they are such sociable people with tons of friends, I made sure some of my closer friends like Ch, Jy and Ja were around else I will just die of boredom if the hosts cant entertain me.

Saw many familiar faces there like,
Jovi, the kawaii girl who always try to vie for the bill,
Ka, the newbie, good-tempered girl at mahjiong
Ste and her new bf Mon who looked happily attached,
Ce’s hubby Se and Bry also around,
and of course last but not least, T, the GS queen, who was unfortunately sick that night.

No wonder she wasnt busy flirting. Lol.

Basically we had a fun night. I met Jy for shopping of their pressies and reached St James at 9pm. We bought Iv 2 ties from Pedro and Ce, a diamante necklace. I hope they like them.

Happy birthday to both of you and I wished everything just goes well for you. Stay cheerful, funky and kinky always! Kekeke!

There were 2 cakes, tons of drinks and lots of 5-10 games. I always get excited when playing 5-10. HAHA. Humph that time I was quite tipsy when playing with Rain’s bf, Jeff. Thou shalt not lose again. =P

1st fengshui audit

Master Chang has finally finished auditing our house’s fengshui. I’m already mentally prepared for whatever he’s gonna say as well as financially prepared they are going to be minor changes in the house. I think that’s inevitable, considering the bad shape of my house, a.k.a, mirrors everywhere.

What I wasnt prepared was the verdict which was given by Master Chang, that I’m not suitable to reside in my current room, AT ALL. He advised me to change room.

The corner room? No.

The master room??!! No.

The living room???!!!

You got it.

You cant imagine the shock on my face. I had that expression way back when mum proposed the same thing. After Master Chang said that, mummy then confided that she can sensed that I always fall sick and she feel the living room will be better for me. Of course I shrugged it off, saying it’s ridiculous to take living room as a room, especially when our living room is pretty big(in my standards). And then, she proposed her master bedroom to trade with my tiny little room. Of course I shaked my head violently.

How can I usurp the master room from my mother? How can I? I refused, up till now. When Master Chang, in one way or other, confided that I ought to shift out from my room asap. How would you describe this, when he had actually left my house after calculating an auspicious day in Jul for me to AN my new bed cum shift, and then suddenly U-turn back to tell me, “I think you better sleep in the living room than your current room, until the new bed frame comes.’

Hmmm..

Is it really thattttt bad?

Well, I mean I got lots of “encounter” in that room before but that’s many years ago. I shant describe too much but let’s just say…….it’s okie now lah…and I’m pretty used to the dimness of my room. Lights had to be on all the time if I’m awake. This is 1 big taboo of rooms, basic knowledge; rooms MUST be bright.

In short, he mentioned that even the aircon location is not good. *mouth agape* I was thinking even if I want to shift the aircon is also not easy manz. But that was like BEFORE he encouraged me to shift into the living room. He mentioned my current room is not suitable for humans to sleep, especially women because it’s very “yin”. For guys, not that bad, but cannot on the aircon. It’s not good for health. The bad location for aircon only remains till 14th Feb 2010. Valentines day? I didnt ask much, perhaps it’s the calculation of the “new year” bah.

Anyway for such a MAJOR operation, I consulted dearie, brothers and of course my dear mother. I’m actually quite half-hearted about it. In a way, I believe what he said. But in another way, IT’S ALOT OF HASSLE LEH! Xiang was not around. Wei was dubious about transforming the living room into a bedroom though he said he was fine with any arrangements. While mum……..

I can describe her as “raising both hands in agreement”.

(=_=)””

And off her goes…”theereeee I told you long ago to make the living room as your temporary bedroom for the wedding liao before you all shift. It’s big, spacious and bright bla bla bla.”

I was very appreciative of that. While I was reluctant to do the shift, saying we’re only staying till the end of this year, Master Chang said, this year is not to be trifled with, especially health wise. Coincidentally…this was what I heard from another fengshui advocate in a forum. Seeing how H1N1 has turned for the worse…I had little choice but to believe. Even if all this hoohaa is only for the duration of half a year. After which, everything will resume back to normal.

So I began preparing for the mega shift. Although it doesnt include all the stuff, there were a mountain of stuff to shift…especially my big ass wardrobe, bed etc. Chang will be arranging a date for us to AN our new bed. Besides that, I got to mask all the mirrors in the living room and the mirrors of my wardrobe. Woah! Which is not easy lor. I’m never good with lines and scissors and god damn, it’s so difficult to get a straight rectangle Huh!?

New curtains too, $69. Plus all the masking, double-sided tape, etc, I think we spent less than a hundred. Hmm…still sounds like a lot especially when the audit costs $485. However, our new house will costs much cheaper, $359 as it’s the second house. Well hopefully, the audit does serves some positive changes. Then we will continue the second audit which wont come so soon. Oh my god…I just remembered he said we need to shift the altar position too. But he will give us the date later. Dont know how much that minor shift gonna costs us again.

Shall review after 3 months if my health and other areas improves. =P

Yesterday(tues), we finally shifted all our stuff. I cant remember the last time I worked so hard and so much on manual labour. It resulted in serious muscular cramps in both arms and legs. *wails* They’re really painful. With every step I took, even my poor car-cheng also tremble in pain. *boowoo* I was supposed to rest at home but Rain asked about the fixed deposit product which I mentioned to her. Since dearie going Bt panjang for work, I decided to call Rain and see if she wanna meet since dearie can chauffeur me. At least it’s not so painful to walk that much a distance.

Who knows rain started to tell me excitedly about a lobang which got us both so excited and cheong down to Orchard. We totally forgot about the business portion till she fetched me back home. The lobang was about a x0% off G****’s bags lah. I know this news will make all G’s fans crazy and in order not to be bomb by all friends, relatives, colleagues, I’ve decided to be discreet for her convenience and also her friend’s safety.

Anyway in the end, I didnt see anything I like in the boutique and I’m told they dont do custom orders. Okie lor…actually I like the pink guccissima leather series, but they’re out of stock because they’re on a 30% sale. &^%$#@#$%^

Rain saw 2 which she liked though and she’s probably going to buy them. First time I sat in her car. When she cruised into the roundabout in her flashy red Honda, I simply burst out laughing. Because her 2 spotlights(ahem no pun intended), I mean, her 2 HAZARD lights were blinking like the Christmas lights, attracting all the attention. Damn funny lah! Then I told her she most probably to forgot to turn it off. Haha.

All in all she’s a competent driver, considering she got her license not long. And I learnt something new from her. That is engaging the N(neutral) gear during braking or winding down a slope can actually save petrol costs. I can actually tell that to dearie but most probably he wont and cant get used to changing different gears lah. That will probably increase the risk of us getting into accidents. =P

Dearie said after being with me, he has became more superstitious, thanks to me. What lah…I’m just…careful.

=P

Dear Phy and bf is coming to my wedding! So happy. =) Initially thought she ignored me in facebook, so sad. =( But it was an untimely misunderstanding. I actually thought her bf look abit like JJ’s brother…hmmm….whose brother has the same name! Well well, the truth will be out soon. Hee. Singapore so small.

Just finished watching “Rosy Business”, hongkong tvb drama. At first I was pretty skeptical of the weak cast(to me lah). I’m simply toooo used to the huge strong cast after “Gem of Life”, “moonlight resonance” and “drive of life”. But all this doesnt prove a strong and huge cast is needed for excellent drama. “Rosy business” is unlike most HK tvb drams which focus too much on family ties. I dont mean “rosy” dont focus on that, but they’re more of a macro than micro perspective, showing how a mere women in olden times stand up against the odds to vie for a better living for all the folks which is so admirable. Sheren and Wayne did a real good job. This show is definitely worth watching. Much more than “Moonlight”, which was a teeny ridiculous to me. Because I cant understand why everytime 2 person or rather 2 families after staging huge war days ago, can suddenly sit down and greet each other as if nothing happen. Shen jing bing….

Then they can “war” and “hi”, “war” and “hi” for dozens of times as if machiam having dinner.

Husband and Wife war
1st war: Husband got affair and want divorce
2nd war: After divorce, fought custody for the all kids
3rd war: Husband vie for the family business brand name left behind by wife’s father.

Sisters’ war
1st war: Forcing dad to disown sister, saying she’s not of real flesh and blood
2nd war: Vie over the whole business of sister, despite she is the founder
3rd war: Collude with own daughter, lie and accuse sister’s daughter

And most are gigantic “wars” to me lor(you’ll know what I meant if you watched the show”. If me, after 1 major war, dont expect me to even say “hi” again. It’s impossible.

Guess what? The ending made it so that the sisters are still very loving sisters after everything, and the bastard husband was finally touched by all the things the ex-wife done and wanted to be back with her.

In drama, yes la.

Real life? I haven seen such a stupid, modern(not the old times ladies la) women before. Better dont let me see it. Smack her till she knows. =P