Month: January 2006

Thanksgiving Prayer

Me & My “妹妹”s Happy Chinese New Year! To everyone, here’s wishing you a blessed new lunar year filled with prosperity of heart, body, mind and soul! I’ve had an amazing Chinese New Year weekend. So packed with activities, good food, laughter, wonderful company and fun that I have decided not to give a detailed account of what happened. I would, however, like to share some thoughts of gratitude that I have been mulling over this weekend. As usual, during CNY, my []

Carrot Cake, Slumber Party & Dreaming of Peking Duck

The title pretty much sums up my last 12 hours. Around 2a.m. last night, I was almost ready to go to bed…but I was thinking about the carrot cake in my fridge (the carrot cake that the resident chef of Chez Chew had lovingly made and given us for CNY). I was hungry, and although under such circumstances I would just warm a cup of soya bean milk or make a cup of milo, my yearning to try the carrot cake won []

Think Of Me…

I’m shameless about this… I love it when something happens that let me know that someone is thinking of me. And for some reason, these past 2 days, I’ve been showered with small gestures that’s put a smile to my face. An out-of-the-blue msn “i miss you” from not one, but TWO very dear friends in Singapore whom I haven’t talked to in ages (En & YW). Two phone-calls from friends walking on campus (HX & WT) who called just to say []

Food, Friends & Sentiment

This afternoon out of the blue I got an sms from HM: “Just read in today’s Varsity (UofT’s campus newspaper). Arbor Room to close on June 30. Apparently they have been operating at a loss all this while.” My heart sank. I scrambled onto the internet to look for the online report. It didn’t say much more than what HM’s msg said. Just like that…Arbor Room is going to close. After 51 years! Déja vu: One morning in June 2002, John & []

Solitude

Most of the time I can be alone, and comfortable, and I can even listen to the most plaintive music there is and be ok. But sometimes when I’m alone, the emptiness around me becomes palpable and the silence is almost tangible. At such times, it’s so hard to find the ‘right’ music to play because jaunty tunes sound too loud and quiet ones seem to amplify the emptiness around me. At such times, I feel as if my soul is almost []

Fresh Air

I’m a homebody…staying home is usually very pleasant for me. But after having stayed indoors for nearly 4 days straight, it was lovely to step out for some fresh air today. I also more than made up for those long hours of solitude with a really long chat with HM. I suppose that could be considered exercise for my lungs? *grin* On a totally unrelated note…I picked up a new word today: asinine (utterly stupid or silly; of, relating to, or resembling []

You've Got Mail

Getting mail used to be a rare and pleasant occurrence. A greeting card, an unexpected letter from a friend (these are still rare occurrences now, and still much cherished and beloved). Nowadays, those three little words “you’ve got mail” that I hear from Wanting produce in me a sense of resignation. I’m inundated with mail these days…credit card bills, phone-bills, internet-bills, property tax bill, insurance bills…you get the idea. The most welcome mail I receive now are those books that I order []

You’ve Got Mail

Getting mail used to be a rare and pleasant occurrence. A greeting card, an unexpected letter from a friend (these are still rare occurrences now, and still much cherished and beloved). Nowadays, those three little words “you’ve got mail” that I hear from Wanting produce in me a sense of resignation. I’m inundated with mail these days…credit card bills, phone-bills, internet-bills, property tax bill, insurance bills…you get the idea. The most welcome mail I receive now are those books that I order []

The Duchess at Stratford

Went to check out the Stratford Festival’s 2006 playbill and found The Duchess of Malfi! What a blast from the past…it was a play I spent tedious hours over for my A-levels. I’ve never seen it staged though…wouldn’t it be something to catch it live? There are other interesting plays with less murderous themes too…decisions, decisions…