Friday, December 09, 2005
- Surprised myself that I can actually balance and walk in those 3 inches heels... albeit the slower pace and tired feet after. It's funny that a colleague of mine said that her calf will be painful if she wears flats. Hmmm...
- Well, brides-to-be normally tend to lose weight for their wedding but I am getting more fleshy. And yes... I'm still thinking about what to have for dinner.
- If your office is at the 28th floor with magnificent view, you'd wish it's on the 1st when there's a fire drill. Your legs will appreciate it. Lucky ours is on the sixth. :)
- Squeezing my head for some creative juice on how to make my hen night enjoyable & memorable... Feel free to spill your ideas here, guys!
- Oh, lastly... Bee is no longer a christmas tree virgin!
Saturday, November 05, 2005
Went to the airport the other day, just to have Popeye's chicken and biscuits for dinner. Of course it's also to take this sunset photo... :P
Seeing the travelers & backpackers happily rushing about in all directions, the feet is getting "itchy" again.
Yes, Bee is a travel bug.
Thursday, October 20, 2005
Flagged down a taxi at 430pm.
Me: Hi, Pasir Ris MRT, please.
Taxi Driver: Going home so early?
Me: No, that’s my client’s place, am going back to the office.
Taxi Driver: Nowadays, there are a lot of LAZY girls doing sales!
Just because I’m going to the train station at 430pm (and giving him business), and he didn’t even know what I do for a living. I really do not need his judgments or opinions about me.
And even if that comment wasn’t meant for me, I still don’t need to hear his complaints. Damn!
Ok, felt better now. : P
Wednesday, September 21, 2005
Beesy Bee will get her butt virtually kicked if she doesn’t write an entry tonight.
At the train:-
- Bee sometimes gets annoyed with the ignorance of those people who didn’t budge but stood rooted swarming near the entrances when obviously there are spaces in the center. And even when the voice from the broadcasting system sweetly announced “Please move towards the center of the car for the convenience of other passengers. Thank you!”.
Bee would unapologetically excused herself and squeezed through the crowd. :P
- Bee noticed she takes the same route everyday, goes to the same few sections of the train cars and seen a few familiar faces sometimes. She remembered the father with his two playful cheeky kids. The caucasian lady who looks sulky most of the times. And the cool, smart and bald (ok he might be one of those guys looking good being bald… heh:) Indian guy, always dressed in black and has a LV watch. Have you ever noticed the routines in your life?
Bee was sick of the political bitching conversations of her two colleagues about their manager during lunch hours. Bee ate her lunch and let those words went in one ear and out the other.
Bee was mad with the pain-in-the-ass client who didn’t know what he wanted and wasted her precious time. She dislikes the anger of hers, it’s not a good feeling.
Bee cooled down after browsing at a bookstore and had yummy sushi dinner. She walked home smiling in the breezy evening with Ella’s Embraceable You...
Bee wishes her mom Happy Birthday!
Monday, August 22, 2005
Monday, July 18, 2005
Thursday, July 14, 2005
1) See the banner above... Is anyone going to our own Singapore Bloggers' Conference 2005 this sat?
2) Bloggers Need Not Apply
via Mr. Brown
I think we have a right to write what we want in our own blog, but we also don't have to be stupid.
Read my friend Adam's advice on Blogger Don'ts. :)
Friday, July 08, 2005
Writing about things to take note of at Herräng dance camp for a couple of friends, then went shopping at Ikea last week made my memories wonder back in time. It’s been exactly one year since I packed my backpack and headed off to Sweden, Norway and London for 6.5 weeks of excitement.
As a first time solo traveler and being a petite black-haired Asian girl among the tall blonde blue-eyed Scandinavians, I was anxious, suspicious and cautious at first, but felt at ease after a while (may be I got distracted with their pretty faces with nice complexion, rosy cheeks minus the freckles…cute! :). The people is generally nice and friendly, and found it’s easier to make friends while traveling alone, whether be it in the hostels or trains.
Herräng Dance Camp!
2 full weeks of fun, play and dance. I really did have a blast! Working at the camp made blending into the scene easier, my friends who came a week later were surprised I have known many by their names.
Social dancing here requires some skills to dance smaller than usual as the dance floor’s normally packed like sardines earlier in the night. It was great nonetheless… if not I couldn’t have pulled myself up in the middle of night at 3am and went dancing until the cleaner came to sweep and mop the dance floor at 8am. Hmm… may be I can hide in my friend’s luggage before he leaves for Herrang tomorrow.
Ooh, and it’s here that I fell in love with blues dancing. ;-)
Hospitality of Scandinavians:
Another 4 weeks I spent walking the streets of Stockholm, Uppsala, Oslo, Flåm and Bergen. The great accomplishment for a map dummy was I didn’t get lost even
once. :D Ok ok… may be not in Scandinavia, but once in London :P ... I guess it’s a coincident that the cities are all not that big and the sights are pretty near to the city center.
2 online friends of mine hosted me, J. in Uppsala and T. in Bergen. J’s a friend but T’s almost a stranger before my trip. I know some of you would think I was crazy to do that. But they are really 2 kind generous souls.
J. brought me around town and even took me to the summer cabin to experience a day of life like in the days before there’s electricity, water supply and bathroom in the house. It’s interesting to know how to keep the house warm at night and during the winter days, to cook and wash dishes without the ease of modern tap. What about doing your businesses outside in the cold little shed with a hole in the ground and a raised wooden seat ... I’ll leave it up to your imaginations. :P All in all, it’s a good back to basics experience that made me appreciate our modern technologies and not taking it for granted.
In Bergen, T. met me at the train station and brought me to the hostel where I stayed for the first couple of days. He showed me the city, treated me to coffee and sandwiches, took me to dinner with friends, got invited to his friend’s birthday party, hosted me for the 3 remaining days I had in Bergen, then drove me on a daytrip to Rosendal with his girlfriend. Man, writing all these actually made me realized he’s been such a good host who went all out to make a stranger comfortable in a foreign city. I still remembered what his girlfriend told me: “It’s weird that he’s bringing me to meet a stranger for dinner and doing all this”.
Thank you very much, J. and T.! :)
Wednesday, June 15, 2005
Met a guy on my way up to the office this morning, he courteously let the other guy and me into the lift first, then greeted us to have a nice day when he got out. Not sure if he heard my “have a nice day too” but I sure did have a bright smile. He made my day with a cheery start. :)
I wonder if he’s always been like this or something really nice has occurred to him this morning. But I guess sometimes when we’re just being happy and cheerful, it just shows. :D
Friday, June 10, 2005
The annual event has started 2 weeks ago, and I haven’t been shopping yet!
You can’t believe it? *sheepish smile* Yes I’ve been window shopping for a bit when I have some time to spare between rushing from 1 place to another… But what I want is to REALLY shop, have at least an afternoon … just shopping. :D
I’ve been thinking about adding some decent working clothes and a nice bag to my almost bursting wardrobe. Oh… and not forgetting to find a pair of comfy shoes that I’ve mentioned about in this entry.
With inventory in mind, I just made my list of bags. To my surprise, I have a total of 25 bags (if I haven’t forgotten any, that is :P) for all occasions, e.g. casual, work, dinner, sporty, shoes, travel and also 1 for notebook.
Caught my lil’ voice talking:
Voice: So why do you need more?
Me: Well, I need a new one for work, I’m a little tired with the only one I have since forever…
Voice: What?! With that many, how come you don’t own more stuff suitable for work, bags and shoes likewise? Me: Errr… I guess my taste goes for more casual stuff. :P So I really need a new bag.
I AM going shopping tomorrow.
P/S: Saw a guy carrying a Caribee bag. Tha name's cute as it sounds like CarryBee and cari in the Malay language means find. ;-)
Saturday, June 04, 2005
[If you could put down whatever you're doing right now and be in another place, where would you be and what would you be doing there, what would you be eating, where would you be living, and where would you go if you wanted to write?
Write all this down, and ask yourself if it could be possible.]
I wish Teleport is for real! Such that I can go anywhere and visit friends. Wouldn't it be good? ;-)
I bet all the airlines will go out of business unless they own the teleport business. Ack, no! I want it to be free if there's one! (Here goes my imaginations…)
Where: Europe/US/Canada so long as the place has a good swing scene. Probably gonna stay there for good. :P
Do: Dance! (Lindy, blues, may be salsa…)
Eat: what I'm craving right now is fresh seafood & chilli crab!
Where would I go if I wanted to write: Someplace with water…
a) The beach – reminded me of Nice
b) Lakeside – Lake Lucerne, Switzerland
c) Streamside – in the highlands in Scotland
d) Riverside – errr...most of the cities in Europe, they have the old town at 1 side of the river, and the new town at the other. Prague is the most romantic city so far. The lovely view of Charles Bridge & Prague Castle across Vltava River at night…ahhhhhhhhh… teleport please!
If all of these could be possible?
When there's a will, there's a way. With or without the teleport. :-)
Tuesday, May 31, 2005
Wednesday, May 25, 2005
She joined our company last week. She’s smart, talented, pleasant, cute, fun! And I have to say I adore her after knowing her in such a short period of time…
Guys, if her characteristics match your dream girl, let me know. ;-)
P/s: she dances too!
Friday, May 13, 2005
Thursday, May 12, 2005
Yay… Robber lost!! Woo hoo!
RoBBer… yes that’s how I’m gonna call them (not Romber which is given by CBS).
They annoyed me, especially Rob. He’s a sly dog with dirty tricks throughout the whole game. He lied, bribed…heartless even, as he didn’t even care to stop & see if the other team members were alright when one of the team’s car had flipped over in an accident.
However reluctant I might be, I still have to admit that the Robber team is pretty smart even though I disliked their dishonest tactics.
Hmmm… I don’t even know why I’m blogging about them now.
I’m just so glad they lost. Period.
Friday, May 06, 2005
Just this week alone, my friends have lots to say about it.
C. said: “Ah… the pointy shoes again!”
I said: “Yeah, it’s good for kicking asses”
Hmmm...sounded mean eh? Actually I was just being silly :P
The next day,
K. said: “Your pointy shoes will look good & sexy only if they’re high heels...”
I responded: "Oh well, I prefer comfort than looking good"
A while after, A. came into the room and said: "Ah... the same one again"
Me: "What's the same?"
A.: "The pointy shoes"
Ok ok... I am wearing the same shoes to work everyday because it's very comfortable and it's suitable for work.
You’re probably thinking now “Women always have MANY shoes, don’t they?”
So just in case you're wondering how many pairs of shoes I own…
Let me count…
Dancing shoes: 3
Sports shoes: 3
Non-Comfy ones (banished in boxes) –
Mary Janes: 1
Comfy but need minor repair shoes (so they're still sitting on the rack)-
Flats: 1 (i.e. THE POINTY one)
Total: 16, but comfy working shoes: one and only one!
So people, until I find another comfortable shoes (which is very hard to find these days) or after I got the shoes repaired. I’ll stick with my ass-kicking pointy shoes! :p
Thursday, May 05, 2005
Wednesday, May 04, 2005
Friday, April 22, 2005
Been using Bloglines for a while now and I like it a lot. It’s a way to keep track of all the blogs I read at one place where I’ll know automatically if there’s new posts. It saves my lazy ass time to go to each blog separately every time to find out if there’re new updates.
Another point is you can search for so many hot and interesting blogs out there and also keep up-to-date with whatever topics or news groups you’re interested in, be it techy writings, geeky stuff, comics, etc.
Like today, I stumbled upon this interesting Alpha Male Lessons, found myself reading through all the 18 articles at one go. Had some insights, some laughs, and was really touched by her story in lesson 13 where she wrote about her father. Lesson 15 is also not to be missed. ;-)
Just give bloglines a try!
P/s: when you do, subscribe to my feed by using the button on the right template here. :-)
Wednesday, April 20, 2005
Inspired by a friend’s writing on lindy hop, here’s my share of what the dance is to me.
Lindy has been a part of my life for 3 ½ years now, I’m still loving it. It’s all about fun, connection with your partner, musicality, body awareness and play. Of course enjoying swing music is a big part.
The swing community here is pretty small as compared to other countries, even when there’s the inevitable bitching sometimes, it’s still warm & cosy and I love our circle of friends. :-)
Swing has also brought me to places for dance camps & exchanges, learnt lots from fabulous gurus and the experiences from those camps are invaluable as well as fun! Plus, many precious friendships were made along the way, you won’t believe how easy it is to start a conversation with like-minded people without feeling awkward.
All you have to do is ask “Do you wanna dance?”
Will I ever quit lindy? My answer today is a bold NO!
Let’s dance, baby!
Monday, March 07, 2005
- Went back to 9am to 530pm cubicle on Valentine's Day after 7 months hiatus.
- Attended the ever so fabulous SeaJam swing camp at Sentosa last weekend, and won the lindy competition and the Battle of the DJ. It's worth all the time and effort I've put in preparing for those 2 competitions. Also learnt lots from the awesome teachers and had tons of fun social dancing. :-)
- The dance documentary "Destination Dance" which we took in a crowded Mustafa in Dec last year was aired tonight over Arts Central...It's a funny music video and it's a weird feeling watching yourself on T.V... But the t.v. shoot experience was another first.
- Tap, tap, tappity tap... it's fun! Took the taster class today, think I'll take it up soon.
Tapping off to slumberland now...
Saturday, January 29, 2005
I find it interesting, thought I'm open minded in this area but it did provoke me when it comes to morality...
Anyway, I enjoyed it and I think Dr. Kinsey's a brave determined man. Anyone's up for GenderBender next? ;-)