Thursday, May 28, 2009

Happy 端午节!

Everyone knows that this festival is to commemorate the poet 屈原, who was sadly misunderstood in his time which led to his suicide. Some say that it was because he was, erhm, not of the straight persuasion.

Of course, that point is neither here nor there.

Anyway, do you know that another dude's death is also remembered on this date by some folks in China?

伍子胥 was some advisor or something in the imperial court of the Wu state in olden days China, but his advice was ignored by his sire in favour of some traitor's words, and he was forced to commit suicide for alleged sabotage. The state later fell into the enemy's hands, of course, and the silly King committed suicide after grieving over his maligned loyal subject.

how come these ancient stories are always like that? Why do most of the Kings ALWAYS believe the bad guys first and then later regret? Why are they so S-TU-PID? And is it considered a suicide if it's a FORCED one?

Oh well... But anyway,

Here are some pictures of the bak zang made by Linda's Mum.

Look like pillows hor? Macau and Hong Kong bak zangs are all this shape. And the big one is huge! Three of us couldn't finish even the small one this morning, so we just ate the filling.

The yellowish thingies is 绿豆沙, I think.

Macau-style bak zangs are very different from Singapore ones. Not just in terms of the shape. They are not as salty and seem to have a lot of glutinous rice and only meat in the middle, unlike Singaporeans who put in mushrooms, peanuts, salted eggs, etc.

Which reminds me, I saw this bak zang shop in Hong Kong which was selling ham and cheese bak zang. Haha, but it was so crowded so I didn't stop to check it out.

And here's a bit of trivia to make all my good friends in Singapore jealous; today is a public holiday for the good people of Macau S.A.R. Apparently the government here thinks eating bak zang is a very important thing that people must take a rest day for it.

Hoho, how lucky!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Terminator Salvation



Saturday, May 23, 2009

Craving For A Bout... Deep Within

Sometimes I feel like I am not myself anymore.

Like a piece of what used to be me was left behind somewhere. And maybe a few more was lost along the way.

I find myself constantly wishing to be a child again. It's not about not wanting to take the responsibilities of adulthood. It's just the suffocating hopelessness that tomorrow will never become the better day that everyone looked forward to when they were young.

I just want at least a bit of that hopefulness, looking forward again.

Some people just becomes unhappy when they grow up, and stay that way for the rest of their lives.

I really don't want to be those people.

It's times like this that I get so angry with myself for being so affected by things that are not even within my control.

"I really hate you."

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Time check: 2.41 am.

Pepper aka See Tek Tek is in the living room, looking so cute and not sleeping at all. I want to play with him!

But can't because he's still getting used to the household at this stage, and playing with him now would just wreck havoc with his timetable and cause future problems for the Landladies.

We are getting a bit of headway with trying to get him to stop biting us. Yes, he's quite the chomper and love biting us on the fingers and toes. I kinda noticed that he doesn't really bite anything else, but go straight for the fingers and toes.

It's not really painful, but all of us are worried that he might grow up to become too toothy at people, so we are trying to break him of the habit. But the little brat kept trying his luck.

Patience and perseverance!

Other than that and the initial peepoo area establishing, he is really very adorable. He likes hoping around like a little bunny and is really curious about everything. I should really take a video of him and post it up.

I really cannot wait to watch him grow up day by day, and learn to love us as much as we are beginning to love him. Not looking forward to when he starts humping my legs though.

Puppies are really wonderful companions, but a lot of work is needed so that they will know who is master and not take advantage of the fact that we have a soft spot for them.

Sunday, May 17, 2009


Pepper-zai, Miaomiao-yiyi <3!

Puppy Tale

Accompanied my Landladies to the pet shop today, and we are going to welcome a new friend into the household tomorrow! I am so excited!

Getting a puppy is something that they have been thinking about for a while, and I am so glad that I am a part of this entire process as well.

Adding a new member to the household is such an exciting thing!

But choosing a puppy is not.

A couple of weeks back, me and Jasu were out and we stopped by this pet shop, during which I uttered the infamous words "你不要跟它connect!" that would later become a constant reminder (and source of jokes) throughout the entire puppy selection process.

We went to a couple of places and really looked at quite a few puppies just so the Landladies can find a puppy that they can CONNECT. Me, I absolutely refuse to participate because I know that I connect with puppies too easily and will feel sad if we have to leave them behind.

So finally in one of the shops, where the Landladies spent the longest time trying to decide between two brother Schnauzers, I busied myself playing with this really large dog (forgot which breed) which belonged to the owner. Somehow it's not that bad if I already know that the dog belongs to a good owner who takes great care of it.

And she is really adorable and very docile. I secretly calls her Dolly, and she doesn't seem to mind at all. She has this really demure and regal character about her. She was in this really huge cage and at first look I was really kinda afraid of her. But the moment I walked near her cage, she stood up and started shaking her butt at me. So cute! INSTANT CONNECTION!

Anyway, after spending a lot of time deciding which puppy they have the most connection with, they finally made a decision. And that is where the sad part comes in. The brother that they did not pick seem to understand that he was going to be left behind and started looking really depressed.

Sigh... It was so sad! Even though I tried my best not to look at the two puppies at all so that I won't feel bad, the melancholy little puppy still tugged at my heartstrings. I squatted in front of its cage and told him not to be sad, that someone will bring him home very soon, and that it's not that we don't want him but that we can only choose one.

Also don't know if he understood me or not because I spoke to him in English, maybe its a Cantonese puppy?

Ahhh, poor little puppy. I really hope a good owner picks him soon and that maybe one day I will get to meet him in the streets or something.

That said, its still a joyous air when we got home because we are all excited about welcoming the puppy tomorrow. Jasu said that we really need a man in the house, it's too full of "阴气". Haha! And I totally agree!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

What's Eating You, Dear?

Feeling kinda confused and unsure the past couple of days.

But only on a personal basis.

Which means I don't really have much time to be confused and unsure because it was a pretty packed few days.

Gonna just take the weekend off and start working on the new assignment I just got.

Do people ever need a break from having a break?

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Random Photos, Wayward Thoughts

Jasu's MGM lion plush which I attempted to pimp up. How is it? A career in plushie fashion design, maybe?

Went to Zhuhai on Saturday with my sex bomb Landlady and got a manicure.

Picture and my short nails does not do the awesome colour any justice at all. Yeah yeah, I know my nails look very cartoon with the nail polish. Looks like some ginna or masak nails. I have heard them all. But I really like the colour and now feel extremely motivated to start growing out my nails.

That is, until the next time I feel imbalanced and start chewing them off again. Wish me luck that I don't die of nail polish ingestion.

Anyway, while I was at Senado Square yesterday, I saw something that was pretty amusing to me...

Doesn't this reminds you of Far East Plaza, if you know what I mean?

And then I spotted this:

Presenting... The Lounging B.Glas~~~

I tell you, this lounging position is really their official favourite position. I SWEAR that most of the B.Glas who likes to hang out at my void deck in SG lounges like that.

It's so funny to see that regardless of the country, certain common social norms and behaviours still remains the same.

PS: Called my Mum just now for no particular reason. Think I really miss her.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


I have become slightly more thrifty since coming to Macau.

I spent half an hour today just to decide which type of pads is more value for money. And I opted for a cheaper sunblock than the one I usually get.

And to the guys who may be reading this right now, before you cringe at the mention of a womanly product, I stress again:

"We ladies actually go out and buy pads. They don't just pop out of no where. Chio bus can don't shit and fart out Chanel No. 5, BUT THEY STILL NEED TO BUY PADS!" - quoted from previous post entitled "Pee Wee!"

And do note that I don't fart out Chanel. My fart is the very insipid smell of whatever remnants of food I had consumed after going through my digestive system. That is not to say that I am not a chio bu per se, but more of an indication that my chioness is not the type which comes up to you and hit you in the face. It's more of the type which you have to really want to see the chioness. Like REALLY REALLY want to see it.


I am in a interesting mood today. Must be the $8 I saved on my toiletry needs today.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Not Sure What To Think Anymore

I saw an accident today while I was at 3 Lamps.

By the time I realised what happened, there was a teenage girl in her uniform lying on the ground, not moving.

I stood there for a long while, unable to leave. It was a really terrible feeling to see something like that happen, especially with what happened recently.

Eventually, I saw the girl moved and cried out in pain. It was such a relief. At the very least, she is still alive.

I hope she is okay.

Everything just feels so futile, if we are all living in this world just to fear that something like that may possibly happen to us, our loved ones.

The girl was on a motorcycle which collided with another motorcycle.

The other motorcyclist was also in his uniform.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mummy's Day!

Like me, my Mummy is not into emotional declarations of anything. So just a short and simple message will do.

My Mummy is the best! <3

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Swine Flu

I am somewhat miffed with some of the attitudes towards swine flu that I have came across.

There were more than a few complaints about the inconvenience that the swine flu is causing, such as travelling plans being disrupted, having to take temperature in the morning, some even cursing pigs for being the cause of this epidermic.

While a few complaints here and there are not uncommon and perfectly alright, some of the whining and grumbling are really getting on my nerves.

These people really do not appreciate the fact that some of these inconveniences are necessary in order to reduce the possibility of a global pandemic (or is it one already?) and the number of fatalities.

Remember SARS, people?

And no one really cares that the poor piggies are the real victims here. Do you think they want to be sick? Think of how YOU feel when you have the flu. And the pigs do not even have the luxury of having hooves that are capable of holding a tissue to blow their nose or purchase Panadol from the nearest NTUC or Watsons pharmacy.

So please, cut the poor swineys some slack!

No one really cares about me because they think I am stupid. Please, I am one of the smartest animals around, alright?

The Way I Surf Net

Either at home or away...





I am such a creature of habit sometimes.

PS: I do miss my room and my bed... And my smelly bolster!!! *sniff sniff* My current one got no smell. Boooooo!!!

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

View By The Window

Surfing net and relaxing in the room with a cooling evening breeze...

Très gentil.

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Sleepless In Macau

Slacked the entire day and played mahjong with Jasu, Linda and their friend, Nelson.

Ever since coming to Macau, I have been doing lesser of something that I absolutely love to do.


Due to the language barrier and my own lack of confidence in my half-pail water Cantonese, I have become a pseudo-mute. Using gestures, nodding and minimal English and Mandarin to communicate most of the time.

The plus side, I realise, is that when you don't talk, you become more observant of people and what they are really trying to communicate, even if they are not saying it out loud.

It's pretty interesting.

And in the meantime, I think all the Cantonese going into my brain is latching on. i might be able to speak more confidently soon.

Friday, May 01, 2009

It's A Friday!

Happy Labour Day!

Just was I was typing the sentence, I suddenly realise that I know next to nothing about Labour Day, except that it's a public holiday, meaning no work or school. So I wiki-ed:

"Labour Day or Labor Day is an annual holiday celebrated all over the world that resulted from the labour union movement, to celebrate the economic and social achievements of workers."

Oh okay. So technically, I am not supposed to celebrate Labour Day because I am a bum who is not exactly working or doing anything particularly useful to contribute to the economy.

Got in real late last night after going to MGM with Jasu and Linda. Played a bit of slots. Have to say the game is really growing on me, especially since it's not really that expensive. I put in a HKD 100 dollar bill and it lasted me for at least 2 to 3 hours. And it is actually kinda fun, waiting for the jingles to come on and seeing if you have won anything.

I even left with my wager, plus a bit extra.

Compared to Blackjack, more relaxing fun with lesser thrill, depending on whether you find it good or bad. And more friendly on the wallets.

We are going out again later, I think to play mahjong at one of their colleague's place.

That is the life of a typical Macaunese, I think. I would say it's pretty similar to what I do in Singapore. Except that no Pinkies.

Wonder what they are doing today or tomorrow. Eyyyyyy, I miss them! :(

But on the bright side, I am doing bit of housework. I actually did laundry and washed bowls! Hehheh. Not that I don't used to do it, but now I consciously do it without someone, aka my Lao Bu, breathing down my neck to do it.

I feel useful~~~ Oh so useful~~~

Exception To The Rule

I am beginning to forget what you look like. And I detest the fact that every little thing seems to be linked to him, when it is really not.

Everyone deserves to be happy. So do I. And you probably feel the same way too.

And there is no exception to the rule.

You should realise that by now.