Month: July 2005

Timex for Love

Got myself an early anniversary present today… a Timex Ironman: Triathalon sports watch! Had been looking for some time for a new sports watch that can accompany me on ping-pong games and swimming sessions. Am very pleased with the sporty beauty Zibin bought me. We found a really handsome one for him too. We celebrated our find with chilli crabs at the Long Beach Restaurant at IMM. Messy as we always are when it comes to crabs, our new babies came through []

"I wish…more than anything…more than jewels…more than life!"

I’m back Into The Woods! Huijun & Huimei got me a DVD of the original production of Into The Woods. I decided to try it… BIG mistake. It took all my will-power to stop it and go back to work. But then Zibin came home and I just had to show him the Prologue and Agony I & II. BIG hit! He really enjoyed it. Having seen the subtitles he’s now even singing parts of Agony. In fact he can’t seem to []

“I wish…more than anything…more than jewels…more than life!”

I’m back Into The Woods! Huijun & Huimei got me a DVD of the original production of Into The Woods. I decided to try it… BIG mistake. It took all my will-power to stop it and go back to work. But then Zibin came home and I just had to show him the Prologue and Agony I & II. BIG hit! He really enjoyed it. Having seen the subtitles he’s now even singing parts of Agony. In fact he can’t seem to []

Privilege … Inequity… Dissonance

Because of a special request I decided to try changing my flight back to Toronto to August 24th. I thought it would be a slim chance as the last few times I put myself on waiting lists for Cathay Pacific flights to Toronto I either didn’t get it, or got it on the day before my confirmed flight. This time was different. I made the call at 9a.m. They called back at 9:40a.m. and told me i had a new confirmed flight []

Experiences 2005

Today was Experiences 2005 the “American University Convention”. Somehow UofT got a booth space along with the other US universities (and our fellow Canadian Univ McGill) at Suntec City. Despite a rather too rushed preparation period with insufficient human-power in the days leading up to the event, I think we fared pretty well! People didn’t expect to see U of T, but many stopped to inquire. We also got an invitation from UMich Ann-Arbor to partake in the inter-varsity games they are []

Real Life Zoe & Hammie!

It’s funny how often I’m surprised at how late I find things out. I’d been visiting Zibin’s flat for 6 years now, and it completely escaped my attention that there was a lovely young family next door. Dad, Mom, an almost 4-yr old girl and a currently 8-mth old little boy. The first time I met them was the night before Serena’s wedding. The mom came over to give Serena an ang-pow and apologize for not being able to attend. Half-hiding behind []

Zen. Food – Zen.

Never knew healthy food could be this tasty or this chic. I had a lovely dinner for two with my mother today at Aiwo in Raffles City. We had about 12 different dishes, all very tasty…and topped it off with a guilt-free chocolate brownie with soy ice-cream and a strawberry ice-cream with fresh strawberries. Everything that we ate was sugar-free and wheat-free, and amazingly under 50 calories (except for the brownie dish which was 197 calories). This place really reminds me of []

An Evening with Dionysus

Look. Swirl. Nose. Taste. Exhale. It was a night of education in pleasure at the Highwood Wine Cellar where I attended a Wine Appreciation Dinner with Zibin, my sis-in-law and her fiance. “Dinner” was a misnomer as only finger foods were served. But there wasn’t much complaining as the headliners of the evening were not disappointing. We tasted two Argentinian wines – Alamos’ Malbec & Chardonnay and two American wines – Washington Hills’ Cabernet Sauvignon & Shiraz. In between heady sips of []

The Youngest Yeong

He’s back from Brunei! Didn’t quite realize just how much I’ve missed him till he was back in the backseat of our car with me telling funny stories of his past 10 days in the jungles of Brunei. He may be a 6ft tall ‘lean mean machine’ kinda young man now but his eyes still light up when he’s telling stories and he still asks his jie jie to pay attention to his stories when he thinks I’m not. In moments like []

Yinwei = My Shopping Soul-Mate

Had been so long since I went shopping with Yinwei. We always have the MOST fun by-passing stores cos we’re too busy chatting and then entering the few stores that we always go to, and then spending ridiculous lengths of time trying on clothes and swopping clothes to try on each other. And FOOD has always been a VERY important part of our shopping expeditions because we could never go on for 3 hrs without stopping for drinks and food. In Toronto []