Thursday, July 31, 2008

Weird but funny video from YouTube

Enjoy!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Not extreme makeover

I know my hair grow fast but I didn't expect it to be that long. Someone once took a photo of me from the back and I was so shocked to see my hair! I could practically act in a ghost movie without extra make-up!!

So when Siyong asked me whether I wanna go with her to cut hair, I straight away say yes.. and this is the result! We were behaving so bimbotic.. take photos of new hair.. go home take more vain photos...



Siyong forced me to upload the photos, that's why I'm blogging about my new hair now when I'm so tired and have a magazine to read! And if you are wondering why a hair cut makes my hair looks so curly, that's because the hairstylist was determined to prove to me that perming my hair will look nice..

Yes lah I know it will look nice, but I don't want to spend extra 20 minutes in the morning to gel my hair... unless it will perpetually look like that by itself.. the last time I permed my hair, it turned out like maggie mee and I rebonded it after a few months!

Things that happened when I was lazy..

There are a few big moments around me that's worth mentioning in this blog, but I was too lazy to blog then..

Eugenia's baby first month

It was on the Sunday after I came back from Mt. View training. I was running late and my phone was flat and I told Jess to call me on my hubby's phone instead. My hubby's phone has bye bye ring ring installed. But that suaku Jess didn't know what that is! And the phone was on silent mode and I didn't realize it was vibrating so I didn't pick up the phone. So the phone was singing Quando quando, and she thought that's the voicemail! She said she was waiting for the song to finish so that she can leave a message! HAHAAHAHAHHAHA super sotong in action :D

When we reach Eug's place, we were the first one who started eating! I'm sure the rest wanted to eat but nobody started so they are paiseh. Since my hubby doesn't know anyone there (not even Eug), he started it! He buay paiseh laa... hahahaha..



Congrats Eug & hubby for your first born! :)

Minor car accident

There was one night that we were driving from YCK (fetch my sis and her hubby) to go and eat dinner at Bishan. We were on the turn left lane but I didn't know the way so instead of being my usual bossy and rude self, I was trying to be nice and asked my hubby "Are you going to turn left?" then he replied me "Dunno, still trying to find the way.." and then he went straight...

It was like a slow motion, I saw the car from the lane next to us coming towards us.. I was pointing at it, but my brain just couldn't think fast enough of what action to do (maybe I shd have pulled the steering wheel?).. and then next thing is we heard a loud sound, then my sis screamed! So loud!!

So I think it's really our fault because we were in the wrong lane.. so we gotta pay the other's guy repair cost also.. there goes our NCD!! As for our 1-month old car, the workshop said need to change the driver's door, side skirt, etc, and also do paint job for the 2 right doors.. $$$$ fly out of pocket..



Fortunately, nobody is hurt physically! We were so shocked... it was really a minor accident and it was such a low speed, but the sound was really loud... I can't imagine those accidents where people were driving in high speed.. scary...

Moral of the story: Drive carefully!

Housewarming

We finally invited a few friends over for dinner after so long! Maybe we moved in for about 2 months already? I can't really remember.. But having a flat is something that we have wanted for a very long time (2+ years) and finally we have it, so we are really happy to show it to our friends.

We are also very happy when people say that our flat looks nice (without reno!) hehehe coz it means we have good taste! :D





Thanks to everyone who comes and make our house feel warmer :)
Also thanks for all the nice congrats and presents that you guys give us :)

And don't ask me why Ailing took photo of her feet.. I have no idea.. hahahaha.. Ailing, here you go.. picture of your precious feet..


Sunday, July 27, 2008

Funny Batman and Joker

Check this out.. damn funny! hahahaahhaha.. I do agree that Batman sounds sooooo weird.. throat cancer? lol!

USA Trip 2008

I went to Mountain View for new hire training 3 weeks ago and soooooo many things happened over there... The flight was so long and rather uncomfortable mostly because some people are really incosiderate when adjusting their seats! But that part is still bearable, ok let me just try to narrate the story as it happened..

After 7 hours flight from Japan, finally I reach Narita..

Transit at Japan airport
This is my first time to Japan and without visa hahaha.. anyway just hanging out in the airport, bought some souvenirs and took some photos of it..







And then time's up for Japan.. continue the 9 hours flight to SFO..

UNITED AIRLINES LOST MY LUGGAGE!!
I reach San Fransisco Intl airport still Saturday morning PST, and couldn't believe that there are so many other people who have red luggages!! I was looking at the luggages one by one but none of them is mine! So I went to the United Airlines counter to ask about my luggage and they also couldn't find it! And they asked me to file a lost baggage claim... omg.. first time flying United and lost the luggage already?!

So I have to go through the custom check and the officer was asking where my luggage is, and that's the point where I just couldn't hold it anymore... the tears just came rolling!! Soooooo embarassing!!! The officer then told me to go out from the other exit without queueing... phew...

My company arranged for an airport transfer so it was an easy ride going to the corporate apartment. When I reached the apartment, I tried to call my hubby but he was still sleeping (it was like 3 AM in Singapore).. so I just continue crying in my room.. not a very good first day experience.. :(

I have my laptop and cellphone with me but all the chargers are in the luggage, so I had limited supply of communication way to people that I know. I frantically tried to search for pen and paper to write down important phone numbers in case my hp suddenly give up on me.. to my surprise, even my pen went missing!! SOOOO UNLUCKY !!

I think I called the airlines more than 10 times from my apartment.. was talking to their automatic answering machine most of the time.. and the fact that the software can't really recognize what I answer to them.. so irritating!! I don't like United Airlines!! If next time I can choose my own airlines, I'll definitely choose others, but some people said that some other airlines are worse than United.. omg.. sth else can be worse than this?? And when I finally get to speak to their office or customer service or whatever, they told me the last time the luggage was scanned was in Singapore.. I was like "Duh!! that's because I checked it in there!!"

Anyway, rather than feeling down the whole day when I'm overseas and my first weekend there, I decided to go out shopping, and with a very good reason for that. I have no change of clothes or undergarments! And I've been wearing the one that I wore for more than 24 hours because of the flight!! Sooooo dirty!! So I went shopping and bought lots of tops, one pair of jeans, lots of panties (HAHA!), toiletries, stationeries, etc. I was considering whether or not to get a USA phone. There's an AT&T shop near the apartment and they sell a Samsung phone for USD 75, then the prepaid-card is abt 20 bucks (with no value inside) + top up card for 25 bucks.. so it's not very expensive.. but when I finally made up my mind to get that, the shop was closed so I have to go back next morning.

That night, United Airlines told me that they have found my luggage at Japan airport.. stupid gundu!! The thing that irritated me the most is I actually asked the service staff in Singapore airport if I need to re-check in my luggage in Japan, and they actually said that it will go straight to SF... straight huh?! Anyway, I don't think it's his fault because he put the correct label and sticker on the luggage. So it must be the stupid luggage handler in Singapore or at Japan aiport!! CANNOT READ OR WHAT?!?! so angry lah!! And they didn't scan the luggage in Japan? WHY?!?!

Anyway that stupid airlines said it will be on the next flight to SF which I checked from their website supposed to reach SF in the morning, so I rushed out of the apt to get my new AT&T phone and try to rush back in case they send me the luggage. And after waiting for so many hours and getting the same reply "still in the custom check" I just got so fed up and went shopping again, this time round.. Stanford shopping centre! There's nothing better than retail theraphy!!

Yeah who doesn't love sale? :D


Ok rewind back a little bit, I actually went to Stanford University as well, since I was there! The place is really huge and it looks like how a uni looks like in American movies :D



There's a lot of empty lands over there. The taxi driver told me that someone donated the land to Stanford with a condition that they can't cut the trees on that land.. how cool is that!

Next, we go shopping!



Obviously, I didn't take many photos there, partly because I was busy shopping and another reason is because I have to rush back in case the luggage is being delivered to the apt..

I think the luggage was only delivered at 8 PM at night.. after a long day.. and the fact that the apt has no lift.. I had to carry the luggage up, but it felt really great being reunited with my luggage again... after so much drama! At least I can have my luggage and all the stuff that I need before I start my training the next day..

It was only later then I realized that the QUITE NEW luggage is torn! ARRGGH STUPID UNITED AIRLINES!!



Can't be bothered about them already.... so tired...

First day training at Google HQ, Mt. View
The place is soooooooo great! It's like a campus and I can really understand why they voted Google US as number 1 company to work for. We couldn't take any photos indoor due to security reasons but here are some photos of the outdoor places..







Bottom left: photo taken in Google wi-fi bus!


And these are some photos of the corporate apt that I stayed..



And this is the outside part..



Week 1 of Training
We also went to visit YouTube office at San Bruno.. that place is cool !!



And then there was one night that we went to Castro St. for dinner. For a small town, that place has loads of eating places and with good varieties as well!



Second Weekend in California and Las Vegas
On Friday night I flew to Las Vegas to meet up with a friend from LA. It was soooooooo great to see her! Pregnant and all that! She looks really good!! Pregnancy is really treating her well and I hope I look as good as that when I'm pregnant next time! :)

My friend and her husband drove all the way from LA to Las Vegas, must be tiring for them! And we still drove around in Las Vegas because it was really hot to walk outside, even at night! I took some (ok a lot) photos there but some of them might be blur because they were taken from a moving car.. bear with me..



My room at MGM Grand that my fren helped to get for free!


The tiger show at MGM Grand



And we went to watch a show called La Reve at Wynn Hotel but they didn't allow us to take photos during the performance because of copyright and also the flash from the camera might cause temporary blindness to the performers, so these are just some setup from the theatre.. I was so impressed!



We tried one of the machine while waiting for her hubby (parking the car or sth..) and we didn't understand the rule of the game, we had no idea why we won or lost.. and after 5 minutes we just gave up and continued to walk around the shops.. casinos are not that exciting! Shops are still better laa.. :D





On Sunday morning, we drove back to Los Angeles (I slept a lot during the journey.. haha) but managed to take a few pics.. and we saw a car burning!! omg.. that's bad!! Lots of smoke..



And when we reach LA, we drove past Beverly Hills and then to Hollywood! Yippie!! I was hoping to catch a glimpse of some celebrity.. anyone as long as they are celebrity! Even that stupid Jolie, I forgot that she was hospitalized .. or giving birth.. sth like that.. so I didn't see any real celebrity, but I saw someone who really look like Johnny Depp!



And then we also went to Venice Beach.. sooooo nice!! people walking their dogs, playing beach volleyball, picnic with families, and even weight lifting! We went to the public toilet and there was this drunk guy behind a wall. He was so drunk and he peed lying down on the floor! I could see his head and the fountain of water.. geez!!



And then time to say sayonara to my friend, her hubby and LA.. I hope I can come again! There's still so much to do in LA and the weather is friendlier than Las Vegas.. Must visit there again! :)

Second week of new hire training
The training went on as usual, a lot of new information and lots of new stuff to learn! I thought I needed to buy a new hard disk to replace my brain! Since I shall not disclose what they training materials are (ha! as if anyone is interested..) so I shall just write about the after-work stuff that we did..

We went to Palo Alto again.. SF.. Apple store.. so cool I tell you.. Cheesecake factory, etc.. Let the pics describe..





We also went to the Fisherman's Wharf at SF and then to the pier where we can catch a glimpse of the Alcatraz.. it was cold that day and I didn't have my jacket with me!




Sayonara California.. hope to see you again! :)

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Today...

I decided to delete one of my blog that's about wedding gifts. I decided to concentrate on my new job and get rid of all these sidelines... I hope this is a good decision :)

And I SHOULD be posting more stuff soon.. about the US trip.. Las Vegas, Los Angeles.. Hollywood!... car accident.. etc.. maybe next time when I'm feeling less tired.. adioz..

Monday, July 21, 2008

Dark Knight

My colleagues and I went to watch The Dark Knight, sponsored by the company! The movie was sooooooo good! It doesn't feel like a kids movie though, the storyline is kinda dark and disturbing..



This time round Batman is fighting against Joker.. who is kinda pscyho because he was abused by his dad when he was a child.. "Why so serious? Let's put a smile on that face.." This sentence would have sounded nice if said by a normal person, but it sounded soooo creepy when the Joker said it!

Joker was tring to prove that even the best man will fail and eventually turn evil. It's either you die a good man or live long enough to be a villain. He used a lot of mean ways to prove his point. It was kinda hard to fight him because he's so unpredictable and has no rules.

The sad part is that even though Joker didn't die in the movie, Heath died in real life... truly an outstanding last performance.. THIS IS A MUST MUST WATCH!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

2008 Resolution Check - July !!

I can't believe I forgot about my resolution check!!! And now is already mid July... ok so I shall not waste anymore time... and here it goes..

  1. Buy a place of our own, be it new or resale, 4-room or 5-room... this was actually one of my unfulfilled 2007 resolutions.. ♥ checked ♥ Bought the house but it's still in a messy state...
  2. Be a better person, I know I've been a very impatient person, especially to my hubby, always get angry at him and even scolded him, maybe I expected him to be perfect, but I know nobody's perfect and as the crazy girl told me he has his own strong points. Thanks jess for reminding me that :) I've no idea how I'm doing on this... next year I won't set such a non quantifiable goal.. hahaha
  3. Lost weight!!! Currently has no access to weighing scale.. but I don't think I've lost any weight.. considering the amount and portion of American food I've eaten for the past 1.5 weeks!
  4. Go to a new country, maybe Korea or Macau.. shdn't go to somewhere to expensive or else it will make my resolution no. 1 fail again :( ♥ checked ♥ I went to Japan airport!! HAHAHA I DON'T CARE IT'S STILL COUNTED!!
  5. Be better in managing my expenses.. for e.g. the 800 bucks PDA is as good as the 200 bucks one even if it's without 3G! so far so good and shopping when i'm overseas is not considered as bad money management!
  6. Be better spiritually :) oops, not doing well here either...
  7. Get a promotion ♥ checked ♥
  8. Get an increment ♥♥ checked twice ♥♥ found a new job yeay!
  9. Get my Singapore driving license! ♥ checked ♥
  10. Get my own set of wheels.. this is not priority but good to have.. as long as no. 1 is fulfilled =) ♥ checked ♥ Hubby bought a Mitsubishi Lancer Sports version... so check this one! :)

Wishing for more good things to come my way! Ok maybe I'm a bit greedy but everyone can have their wishes!!

I want the new iphone 3G!!

I went to the Apple store with my colleagues and they were selling iphones.. it's soooooo super duper cool loh!! We were going to eat dinner after that and only have a vague idea where the place is, so we tried the GPS and Google Maps on iphone! It's actually pretty cool!!


View Larger Map

The cool thing about the GPS is that it can tell your current location so when you are lost and have no idea where you are, the iphone actually knows where you are! Good for people like me who always managed to lose my way :D

I wonder when they are going to launch it in Singapore but I think the only provider who will carry it is Singtel and I'm not a Singtel user!!!

Anyway, maybe I will be a Singtel user next time... for iphone...

Friday, July 11, 2008

Really Miss You Guys..

Been in California for almost a week now and around a bunch of Latin Americans people.. Conversations are really different compared to what I usually have with my friends who are mostly.. ermm... non Latin Americans.. but we do have fun :)

And today we went to eat pasta for dinner somewhere near our apartments. And I overheard the table behind me, they are a bunch of Singaporeans speaking Singlish!! I never thought that I will miss that language, but hearing it really makes me feel at home!! I miss Singapore!!

I miss my hubby.. now I have to sleep alone! and my frens.. colleagues.. or maybe I should say ex-colleagues.. and ex-ex-colleagues (you know who you are..) can't wait to meet up and talk to you guys again..

Friday, July 4, 2008

Out of Office

Thank you for visiting my blog. I will be out of blogging office for 2 weeks and I will actively blog again after that. For urgent blog reading needs, please refer to the blogroll on the left hand side of the page. Blogs that appear higher belong to more active bloggers and they are updated more frequently. For other blogs to read, please use the Google blog search feature.

Disclaimer: I might still blog again whenever I have a PC and internet connection.. not used to mobile blogging yet though..


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Ok enough trying to be corporate.. tomorrow morning as in 8 hours from now I'm supposed to be in a plane flying to San Fransisco, will be on training for 2 weeks at Mountain View, hence the out-of-office. And I haven't packed yet!!

I'm excited and also a bit scared because I don't know what's going to happen there like what the place is like, surroundings, new colleagues, learning new things, new places. One thing that I'm looking forward is to meet a friend in Las Vegas.. I haven't met her for a year!! and then her hubby will drive us back to Los Angeles! So I get to visit both Las Vegas and LA as well! :)

Friends, if you want me to get anything from US, you know how to contact me :)

Ok, off to pack... bye for now..

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

My new camera

Bought this Canon IXUS 80 IS camera last Sunday but didn't blog about it coz too lazy... anyway I decided to buy Canon IXUS again same as my previous camera because I'm too used to the way the camera works and it makes me think that camera is supposed to work that way.. so I'm sticking to it!

Granted, the picture is not as nice as those with SLR but hey this is just a normal compact digicam and it's good enough for me coz it's an improved version of my old camera with bigger megapixels, face recognition, anti-shake, but same optical zoom though.. And I choose the PINK color of course!



Anyway that was me camera whoring in the toilet.. otherwise, how do you suggest I take picture of the camera?

And if you noticed, I actually dyed my hair brown again because I was worried that people in the new office will get terrified when they see my blonde hair! So no more blonde..

Long way to lunch

Siyong said that there's a nice chicken rice place at Phillip Street so we decided to meet there for lunch. She said it's near a big temple and I thought I roughly know where it is because I saw the big temple before. Ailing warned us and she said it's better to meet somewhere I know the exact location is. But I thought since I know the location and she said it's nearby the temple, then it should be quite easy to find.. so I didnt even check the map!

BIG MISTAKE !!


So when it's lunch time, I walked to the big temple that I know, which is at Telok Ayer Road and couldnt find anyone selling chicken rice! So I called her *started to panic* and realized that there are a few temples around there! At the end Siyong managed to direct me to the correct place.. and it was sooooooo far! I thought I was going to die on my way to chicken rice.. please loh, it's not even something very nice! it's just chicken rice, not steak or anything! Certainly not worth dying! Anyway, this is map courtesy of Google, edited with MS Paint so that I can mark the road that I took.. Siyong called this "sotong map".. it's really quite sotong lah..



The chicken rice was so so!! I thought it should taste very delicious after all the hard work! Argh so not worth it! And of course the journey back to the office was much shorter :D

Marrying a Millionaire


I finished another Korean drama! This story is about a reality show where a fake millionaire, Yonghoon who is actually low-educated and penniless, is looking for a bride. There are many beautiful women who applied to be in the show and 8 women are in the final show, including Yonghoon's first love, Eunyong, who had no idea that Yonghoon is the bachelor and she thought that Yonghoon was pretending to be poor previously!

After some misunderstandings, Eunyong dumped Yonghoon after the show. But they have to pretend that they are dating so that viewers won't say that the show was planned or scripted. But one thing led to another, Eunyong was wrongly accused of two-timing Yonghoon and branded as materialistic and shallow girl. Yonghoon who really likes Eunyong won't sit back and let Eunyong took the hardship and so he held a press conference and things started to roll back to poverty to him, he lost all his recording contracts and had to go back to work as construction worker.


Eunyong who has started to fall for Yonghoon searched for him everywhere and eventually managed to find him. They started dating again but they are many people who tried to tear them apart.. but of course as all other movies.. love conquers everything! hahahaha.. how? go and watch the show :)

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