My Hokkien 'education'

As I mentioned in an earlier entry, my extremely pithy understanding of Hokkien is unfortunately limited to vulgarities and a few ‘name-calling’ nouns. However, over the last week, I’ve doubled my Hokkien vocabulary (which roughly means I’ve learned half a dozen more phrases or words). Why? Because of an amusing Hokkien song that John gave […]

Opera once more

Almost a year ago, I watched my first opera. This time around, I went to watch what’s supposedly Tchaikovsky’s most popular opera Eugene Onegin. I have never read the Russian classic novel by Aleksandr Pushkin before, and neither have I watched the 1999 film adaptation starring Ralph Fiennes and Liv Tyler. I suspect I might […]


Jing Jing shared with me another great blog entry by Taiwanese celebrity blogger lilyqueen titled “妳要快樂”. Reading it, I almost felt like I was reading my own reflections in Mandarin. (it’s spooky, this isn’t the first entry I felt this way about… and the blogger is just a month older than me.) Happiness, they say, […]

Jaw-droppingly 'androgynous'

Here are two versions of the theme song from My Girl. One of them is a male version, the other, a female version. Can you tell which is which? [audio: 상어를 사랑한 인어 Sang uh reul sarang han in uh (1) [audio: 상어를 사랑한 인어 Sang uh reul sarang han in uh (2) After you’ve […]

Carrot Song!

Dang Geun Song (‘dang geun’ means both ‘carrot’ and ‘of course/ obvious’ in Korean) Do u miss me ? It’s Obvious! Do u think about me? It’s Obvious! I Love U U Love me Obvious! Obvious! Obvious! Do u like me ? It’s Obvious! Do u love me? It’s Obvious! I Love U U Love […]

Piano Battle & Duet from 《不能说的秘密》

The Battle The Duet Happened across these videos on youtube and found it entertaining enough to make me consider watching the film《不能说的秘密》. :) I’ve also embedded the soundtrack which has some pretty pleasant pieces with emphasis on the piano. [Soundtrack review]

Turning 29 on February 9

“Into the distance” – Walkway between T2 & T3 at Changi Airport Wow. I’m 29 liao leh. This time next year, I’m going to be 30! 二十九岁了。 却没有什么特别的感想⋯⋯不就是二十九岁嘛。老不算老, 少也不算少。今年过生日时已是他人的妻子; 明年过三十岁生日时会不会已经做妈妈了呢? 哈哈 :P 刚过的这几天老公一碰到亲戚朋友年幼的小孩老是迫不及待得扑上去跟他们玩, 又是作弄又是拥抱, 乐得嘻嘻哈哈的。看起来,我这可爱的老公可真的是很期望当爸爸哦! ********* Birthday Highlights: -Started my first day as a 29 year old early with a mix of Yoga & Pilates […]