Friday, September 30, 2005
Thursday, September 29, 2005
Monday, September 26, 2005
Salt has been with us since 12 May 04. After his brother has left earlier in Apr this year, Salt has become less friendly. I used to stroke his back but for the past few months, he seems quite snappish. This evening, I decided to place my hands in front of him and see his reaction. He bit my finger lightly before running away. I tried this several time and he would react similarly or just run away. I want to be able to hold him soon and not only be able to do that when he is dying like his brother. I shall try to get him used to my hands again.
Sunday, September 25, 2005
This feeling makes me question whether I'm staying in this job for the right reasons. Sometimes I feel that I'm not appreciated, I'm wasting my time not doing the things I believe in or feel passionate about. Sometimes I feel fortunate that I have a job and earning a good income after working in the same company for the past 5 years. Sometimes I wonder what I really want. I hope one day I will find my answer. And that thought kind of makes me feel lighter :)
Sunday, September 18, 2005
At around 12.30pm, I was one of Yang Ling's friends present to witness her and her guy's solemnisation ceremony. It was indeed special as the Justice of Peace did some simple Buddhist chants and shared some interesting Dharma stories about sharing a happy married life. Everyone is happy for the couple.
Next Sun, I will be one of the sisters for another good friend, Huijuan. In the morning, I will be accompanying the bride from her house to the groom's house and in the evening, I will be one of the emcees during her wedding dinner. It will be another occasion for me to feel happy for another girlfriend.
Tuesday, September 13, 2005
We were greeted by the barking dogs when we entered the pound. For Mum, it was her first visit. We first peeped at the hamster cages and see what kind of hamsters were hiding under the sawdust. Then I went into the cattery while Mum chose to remain outside and watched me play with the cats. She said she didn't want to give the cats false hope that they are getting a new home.
This good looking chocolate coloured cat was quite shy and didn't really want me to stroke it.
This cat was the first one to greet me and settled itself on my feet while I squatted and said my hellos to the other friendly cats. After cleaning itself for a while, it focused its attention on me and then the lanyard attached to my camera :)
This manja cat kept rubbing its face on my feet and sandals. It was so adorable and whenever I looked at it, it would meow loudly at me and start its rubbing habit on my feet over and over again. It was quite a nice feeling to have my feet stroked by a cat.
This black cat surprised me twice by just hopping on my lap to have a slightly more elevated view of the cattery. I would tease Mum by asking her "Shall we bring this cat home?" Haha. Of course, I know it's not possible with me at work during the day and having activities in the evening. I'm dreaming of a day when I can work from home and be able to keep a cat companion with me.
Monday, September 12, 2005
As promised, Slushy gave an entertaining presentation of the photos and video taken in Seoul when she was there for a conference and holiday. I felt as if I was there with her too. She got us girls this cute souvenir (the dangling one) and the one on my thumb was a thimble from Joan when she went for a meeting in Seoul last year.
Saturday, September 10, 2005
The microwave packaging Yogi Hub used for the pizza is interesting. The box has a Singapore's Green Label and printed a website address: http://www.microwave-packaging.com. I checked out the website and read in the press release page that SAF has been using this paper box for soldiers' meals and food can be kept warm up to 4 hours. Now Yogi Hub is using it to hold take-aways too.
Friday, September 09, 2005
We first had appetisers of corn chips and dip and garden toufu.
The dip was tangy with a nice spicy taste to it. The toufu had bits of beans and veg pieces in it and wrapped with beancurd skin and sprinkled with sunflower seeds. And we greedy girls had stomach space for the main course!
The pizza came in flat bread layered with brinjal, pumpkin and generous amount of cheese. The lasagne had thick pieces of pumpkin below the lasagne sheets. Although both mains tasted good, I preferred the pizza. We couldn't finish the last 2 pieces of the pizza, so we asked the waitress to pack them away for us. I brought the take-away home, so that mum can try it.
I realised my initiations to trying out food @ these places (Whatever Cafe @ Keong Saik Road, Original Sins @ Chip Bee Gardens, Aiwo @ Raffles City and now Yogi Hub) that serve healthy and/or vegetarian food have been introduced by Joan. Thanks, Joan! Without you, I wouldn't have know that such yummy food exists in the quaint parts of Singapore.
Sunday, September 04, 2005
After I visited Sherry's mum and her babies together with Fairy Godmother, I quickly took a bus and walked for a short distance home. At the void deck of my flat, I approached the shopkeeper Uncle and asked him how Frisky was doing. He told me they had put her to sleep and went into his shop to retrieve some paper to let me see. Frisky was sent to SPCA and I saw "dying cat" written on the form. At least Frisky is no longer suffering and according to Uncle, she has lived long enough for more than 10 years. Goodbye, Frisky.
Sis ordered profiteroles and some ham flaky pizza. I had one profiteroles and 2 slices of the pizza as I had a heavy lunch earlier. We actually had dessert first followed by pizza. Both were yummy.
I wasn't very helpful in helping Sis decide which one to buy. In the end, she decided to get the big plush toy which cost $49.90 as compared to the threesome @ $24.
There are many cute toys like the hamster and its ball and a tube for the hamster to slide through. So cute but I'm tempted to buy as I already have 4 adorable real hamsters. It's kind of weird that they pair a cat with a hamster.
Cute Power Puff Girls collectibles and an overwhelming range of My Little Pony collectibles:
Friday, September 02, 2005
The stir-fried caixin with pieces of omelette was mum's newest creation. Nice combination.
Mum was quite disappointed with the curry chicken as she has not tried this brand of curry powder and the curry turned out rather thin. However, I like the level of spiciness and we liked it better when we ate with french loaf than rice.
I let Nimbus out of the cage and scooped out the soiled cat litter. He explored the rooms, the clean toilet, hid under the chairs, sofa.
I carried him like a baby twice and he smelled very nice. Slushy must have given him a shower before she left for a conference in Korea. An hour later, I had to put him back in the cage and he resisted a little. At least, Nimbus didn't whine pitifully like when I first arrived. I will visit Auntie and the babies again this Sun before Slushy returns on Mon night.