Sunday, November 18, 2007

My cousin got married today:)

 no useless speeches and endless tea drinking..but festive with a whole bunch of groom's men being their usual boisterous selves. Tradition dictates the groom go through a barrage of tasks before he claims his bride. My poor cousin-in-law to be and his bestman had their legs waxed. Oh and somebody got pushed into the pool. That's weddings for you.
Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs. Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers' eyes. Being vexed, a sea nourished with lovers' tears. What is it else? A madness most discreet, a choking gall and a preserving sweet. William Shakespeare

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Tagged by Katrin

FIVE facts about me:

1. I have obsessions....
a) The first started at aged 5 or 6 where I suddenly became aware of the veins on my palm and spent whole mornings alternating between rubbing it furiously or rushing to the sink to wash my hands. ( thankfully I grew out of this obsession in a got too tiring and after a bit I decided a little blue line on my palm wasn't gonna kill me ).

b) My next big obsession was bouncing on the pogo stick. I got just such a contraption one birthday and my afternoons were then spent bouncing off the stick and falling off every once in a while. I stopped when I reached 200 non-stop. It finally became boring. The stick is up in some cupboard somewhere. I haven't seen it in like 20 years.

c)Then I got obsessed with my mole and used to spent hours looking at it ( not the face..mind just the MOLE ) and figuring out how to get rid off it. I think this lasted a good month before I got sick of looking at it in the mirror and moved on.

d)More recently my obsessions have taken a healthier turn for the better. I think I've improved with age. My latest obsession is getting the entire score for "Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring ". And so for the last 4 hours I've been glued to the net downloading various scores and rushing off to play it on the violin.

e) My on-going obsession is getting all books written by Elinor M.Brent.Dyer. Now this is a good obsession. It's one of the few which has stayed on over the years. Anybody out there share this obsession??

Monday, November 05, 2007

What I bought today

Two purchases which make my WEEK. Gossipy Hello magazine ( not as juicy as others but they have great I like it.) And Yes another Kim Edwards' book. A compilation of short stories. Off to continue reading the book....finished the first short story...VERY GOOD.

Book Review number 2

Right..I've just finished this book about ten minutes ago. The emotions stirred is like reading a Jodi Picoult book. The story line is simple enough. And the ending is something you look forward can almost see where it's heading to. And doesn't diminish the ability for your emotions to be plucked one by one as the chapters unfold. Okay so I did cry a bit. David Henry appears in the first chapter as a loving husband, looking forward to his first born. He loves his wife tenderly and sees it as his job to protect her from every unpleasant. And so when he delivers his down syndrome daughter, he follows his first instint which is to keep this from his wife. What follows this lie is a growing wedge between his wife and him. Resentment and guilt are the two main emotions running through the following pages. Paul the other twin born normal goes on to have his own life but always with a shadow ot his dead sister with him. This is a good book to read. You'll be rushing home to read the next chapter.

Will Kemp, Shakespeare's forgotten clown

Will Kemp was a famous Elizabethan actor who achieved something remarkable through this Morris Dancing. In 1599, he danced for 125 miles from London to Norwich over nine days. Kemp's Jig was published in the 17th celebrate this feat.

Why the sudden interest in this song?? Because I've chosen this song for my exam piece.

Too lovely to eat

Book Review...number 1

The picture isn't the best. I had every intention of taking my own picture...much clearer but I've only just realised I left the book at work. Anita Shreve...what do I know about her? At this moment of writing nothing at all. I'd seen this in hardcover as early as last year. Remember it was on the shelf in Kinokuniya and I thought...nice bookcover. ( Yes I am THAT shallow at times..) As with MOST books in kinokuniya it was wrapped in cellophane and so I left it.
Every once in a few months, I go into a certain kind of mood. Not sure how to describe it. It's a mood where you get fed up with your usual books and are eager to break away from the norm. This is how I came to read this book.
The first page wasn't that starts off by a description of the hills far away. I don't like books starting off like that. If you are patient and read on....the story unfolds in a very pleasing way. It's like watching a nice movie where you 're sunk into the sofa with a cup of tea....sipping slowly and watching the tale unfold more and more. Shreve weaves a make-believe tale into this story. Initially I hated that. Found it distracting....and wanted to hurry through the paragraphs. I'm glad I persevered. Even though it becomes fairly predictable towards the end the middle bit of the work makes you eager to read on. I enjoyed it. And would buy another Shreve book some time soon.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Saturday Feast

I spent the bulk of saturday In Putra Jaya, in the company of two very good friends,one of whom cooked for us. I did 20 minutes of yoga just so I could eat without guilt. It worked partially. So maybe this really is the way to
To the right is desert...the infamous kek Lapis ( from AMWAY...), Jam tarts and the other dark chocolate coated cookie.

These strawberry tarts are as YUMMY as they look. They also smelt divine. When I sniffed brought back memories of my strawberry shortcake doll..I think she was called rasberry something. She's still around somewhere in the cupboard back home. These tarts are homemade. So Kudos to the person who made them..I thoroughly enjoyed every morsel.
This is about the only fruits I've eaten the whole week. Guranteed to move stubborn bowels no problem.

And here we have......the MAIN dish. Curry Mee.....done to perfection. The gravy was just the right thickness. I hate watery ones. And it was just spicy enuff leaving you wanting more...rather then them chilli ones where your tongue burns you sipped about one glass of water..and that spoils the meal. I had a good saturday.

Friday, November 02, 2007

For Dobbs!

I've been meaning to download the pic of my Jibbitz-s but the internet connection was horrendously slow on Sunday..and after a bit I got deviated to other stuff to blog about. But here it is..I had to stick it onto my plastic folder so it would remain upright for the photo-taking session. It's been moved to the piano cover..which is lacey and full of HOLES. So I've snook it into one of them holes...comic relief when playing boring scales.

Ms read

This is a top I've obsessed over for months now. When I finally decided I would indeed buy it...couldn't find the damm thing in the shop. There's some lady out there wearing my top. And I WANT IT BACK.

Borrowed from Anna's blog

1.Take the book nearest to you and open page 18 - what does it say on line 4? SPUTUM for fungus. ( don't ask what crap I's embarassing)

2. Stretch your left arm as long as you can, what do you touch? A cotton pink hankerchief given from a funeral...tradition dictates you wash your face after viewing the coffin and wipe it off with this kerchief.

3. What was the latest you watched on TV? Yes Minister the series this morning at 3:00am.

4. Without looking, guess the time: 10'o'clock I know this for a fact cos I looked at my watch before I started blogging.

5. Besides the computer, what can you hear right now? The droll of traffic on the ground floor and some neighbour slamming the door.

6. When were you last outside last and what did you do? Came from back work late...went out for dinner...and ate too much.

7. What did you look at before you began this survey? My envelope of receipts...stemming from the begining of this year.

8. What are you wearing? Baju Kurung.

9. Did you have a dream last night? Yes it was a horrible dream I can't remember what it was but I think it was a nasty one.

10. When did you last laugh? Earlier this evening when someone pointed out I can't spell for nuts, Absolutely true ...I have problems with certain words...always had.

11. What are on the walls of the room you are in right now?
A poster of the london underground...a collage of pictures...Van gogh jigsaw graduation picture..and another van gogh picture exactly the same but painted on a tile.

12. Have you seen something strange lately? Yes a flickering of light on the car in front of me just now...where there shouldn't have been. I must have been hypoglycaemia and hallucinating then.

13. What do you think of this challenge? I think it's a novel way to blog.

14. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Would you believe I can't remember what I saw might have been black diamonds.

15. If you were a multimillionaire, what would you buy? I would buy a nice my brother out of his bond so he can do as he pleases..tell my dad to stop working...and donate something to donate something to the place I work..

16. Tell something about yourself that people don't know? I only brush my hair in the bathroom and no where else.

17. If you could change ONE thing in the world, without taking into account politics and guilt, what would it be? Racial discrimination

18. Do you like dancing? Yes especially Ballet.

19. George Bush? He's alright I think.