Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Crop for Kids!!

I recently ordered the template for a cake slice box and instructions for a mini album from Crop for Kids (in Australia). I know a few people that are very passionate towards the cause and I think we all should join in and help the children too. They have now gotten their own products to sell and at very reasonable prices too! They are exclusively designed for Crop for Kids and are only AUD2 a pack!

See the little acrylic rocket ship? That's designed by Ruey, our very own Bruneian scrapper who is now based in Australia. Ruey is an extremely talented scrapper and avid supporter and committee member of Crop for Kids. You can check out some of her work at her website.

Full description of the above items can be found at the Crop for Kids website. If anyone from Brunei or friends in Singapore are interested in ordering these items, please let me know. Our dear "local" designer, Ruey E will be bringing some over in December. Order away peeps!!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Love is...

I did some scrapping over the weekend at Shabby and did two layouts but believe it or not, finishing them have been put aside while I play rummy...keke. I also finished the mini album for Shabby's challenge but I wasnt too happy with it and most of it was last minute rush as I was very busy at work. Nevertheless, wish me luck! It was cool scrapping with all the gals and catching up. Wonder when we can go it again! Won a couple of prizes at the crop answering questions but not as many as Meilan and Emily!

Works hectic again this week til mid next week. Cant wait for pizza and dvd nite with the gals on Friday. Cant wait to go KL for Christmas (I love my X'mas present H!) and cant wait to enjoy the waters and sun of KK for New Years!

I leave you with a cartoon of how I feel sometimes when I wake up in the middle of the night. If H is nearby I end up hugging him and he complains that wakes him up but he loves my hugs really...

Thursday, November 22, 2007


She's not mine but my friends but she is so adorable I just wanted to share it with you guys :)

To my sis in Oxford, please dont stress out too much about work. I'm sure there are still many friends to be made especially if you get involved in the clubs and stuff there. Anyway you're going to Portugal (you cow!) next month happy!

P.S. I'm making something for you. Hopefully Sherman can bring it over :)

On another note, after a conversation with a friend over a drinking session yesterday, H and I chatted about stuff we hadnt talked about in a long time. I'm glad to know that despite us having busy schedules recently, we still have time for each other. We're so comfortable with each other nowadays that I worry sometimes we might take each other for granted but I know it will be a long time before that happens :) For now, we're both definitely very happy *grin*

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Weak or ignorant?

After reading my cousin, Gary's post here about the ignorance or attitude that has now become the norm in Brunei. Its quite sad and I think he made a good point that there are people that are in much need of medical resources and do take precautions and its a shame that people think the government will be there to save them.

I have another story which has been bugging me for the past few days since I heard it. Someone announced at the weekend that she was 2 months pregnant. Now while this is usually good news, this time it was in my opinion not so because this happened for all the wrong reasons. Before this lady got married, she was dating her husband for about 8 years. Before they decided to get married, she found out that he was cheating on her. To assure her that he didnt want to lose her and that she was his choice etc, they got married. (Note: At this point, it is already very wrong and warning bells should have sounded instead of wedding bells)

After a year of marriage, she started suspecting that he was having an affair again. When she confronted him earlier this year, he did not deny it. He even said "There is nothing I can do if someone wants me". I would have kicked him out of the house at this point. As a government servant, she got cheap housing and was paying the rent and the household bills. I did not see any reason to keep a man like this at that point, eventhough they had been together so long. However she felt it was a waste and persevered to try and make things work though she did seriously think about a divorce but was concerned about how the respective families would take it.

I learnt a couple of weeks ago that they had started sleeping in separate rooms so I was gobsmacked when I heard she was pregnant and she was telling us that this would save her marriage and he has said he would change for the better etc. I however think its a bad idea cos he said he would change before the marriage and yet he didnt. If this falls apart again then there is the extra complication of the child if anything happens and the child will be an innocent victim of his father's infidelities. Plus how can you sleep with this man knowing he has been shagging some other gal when he's married to you?!!

The reason why I've told this story is this. Some people think that maybe the wife does not want to go through the humiliation of a divorce and therefore 'save face'. Divorces are actually becoming more common nowadays. Thanks to the late Nancy Kwan's case, the Dissolution of Marriage Act was set up allowing non-Muslims to get divorced. I'm not saying I encourage it but in situations like this, I think that would actually be the best way forward.

I think the wife would actually suffer more humiliation by sticking with a husband who cant keep his **** in his pants and have people laugh or sympathise at her for her situation. I would rather be free of such a b#@%&!* and find someone I can be truly happy with be be loyal to me.

Am I being mean or selfish to think this way? Would you have let it go so far?

(P.S. I still think her getting pregnant is the wrong thing to do. Maybe I should ask her to listen to Gloria Gaynor's " I Will Survive")

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Mojo's back!

I dont know if its the regular nights of gin rummy and moving my hands about or just my frustration at not scrapping for so long due to work contraints but I managed to get quite a bit of scrapping (and shopping) done at the weekend.

Firstly I finished my photo swap for Jazz and I'll be giving it to her later. I tried to incorporate stuff that she hadnt done and colours she doesnt usually use. Problem is we both like using flowers so it inevitably ended up in there...hehe. Hope she likes it. Anyway here is a sneak peak. I'll leave it to her to post it up :)

I went for Shabby's crop on Saturday afternoon (which is where I ended up shopping too). Zaiton kept me company and we went for ice cream afterwards but I managed to finish this altered coaster for my cousin who just turned one...

There were some games as we cropped. Basically we had to answer questions to win prizes. I left a little early so I was only there for 2 of the games but didnt win. OK for the 1st one I was too lazy to move out of my seat...hehehe.

Zaiton and I are both VIP members so we got a little something from Shabby Chic. She got the MM desk organiser while I got this...

I already had little compartmental boxes to put my brads in so I didnt really want to move them. However my ribbons were in a mess and I couldnt be bothered to poke holes in a shoe box so this is what I've used the embelishments box for :)

To add on to my happy scrapping, I am no longer using the ping pong table to scrap as I bought a folding table to use yesterday. This was the conversation that ensued on the way home:-
H: Is the shelf in my basement enough to store all your scrapping supplies?
H: So what are you going to do about it? Throw some stuff away?
Me: Nah it means I have to scrap more to use up my stash and that means you have more time to play snooker with your friends.

The man was very happy to hear that!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Tiring weekend...

*photo courtesy of (Robin's missing)

Mum reminded me on Saturday that it was the 1st day of the Chinese month, which meant errands and going to pray at gran's. Finally got to see the extent of the renovation there. It doesnt feel the same anymore. Me no likes!

Had another quiet night on Saturday. Brought Jerome to Hong's for bah kut teh then we watched Harry Potter: Order of the Phoenix and had supper at Fleur de Lys after. Despite having to get up real early on a Sunday morning (which I still say should be illegal) for the charity grand prix, I couldnt sleep early on Saturday night.

It was a fun day and our firm took part in the CEO race, Fooseball and Tower Building (which we won!) but the events were spread out throughout the day and prolonged cos of the rain. I hadnt recovered by yesterday eventhough I had an assessment of damages hearing and slept 11 hours last night. Yes I did!

So gotta make up for that today....staying til 8pm last Friday didnt help....looks like I have to repeat it again today....sigh....when can I scrap?

Btw, I want this for Christmas....

Its sexy and it matches my car. Plus with a 3.2MP camera, I will not miss anymore photo ops (like I did on Sunday :p)

Tuesday, November 6, 2007


Yes I have been totally procrastinating with my scrapping so now my scrapping "to-do list" has totally piled up....lookie here...

1. photo swap LO for Jazz
2. Shabby Chic aniversary mini album challenge
3. Deepavali cards for a couple of my bosses (and its tmr!)
4. finishing Yani's mini album
5. my Coffee album
6. mum's (now belated) birthday LO
7. my Monte Carlo & Barcelona holiday album (long time pending)

And yet I vegged almost the whole weekend...I was tired after KL and then returning to a big workload (I have so many trials this month!)....

Was going to do something on Monday and even went shopping on Saturday and Monday itself for materials but H's cousin asked me if I wanted to play rummy and it was just all too easy to give in...eventhough I lost at the end of the day and had to be subjected to H's teasing (but he lost at cards...haha!)

Then I asked my friend who's birthday it is this Thursday when she would be free and she was like....tomorrow. So I rounded up all the girls last minute and we caused a ruckus in Excapade (as usual). Birthday girl (as usual) took her leave early to bring food to hubby while we moved on to our usual haunt to chat the rest of the night away.

So I could do some scrapping today but yesterday Lee said we should go out for a drink to catch up....I can seldom resist Signature Club especially with the great company so I'm going there later....we've already rounded up the troops! I hope it doesnt finish too late or at least I'm sober enough to scrap later....

As for tomorrow, my sis says her bf wants to treat me and H to Senja Lounge before he starts his job next week.....I'm never one to turn away free food *grin* it may be tomorrow....

OK, I've now put on a bit of the weight I managed to lose to get to my ideal weight. Problem is mantaining it now...I visited the studio yesterday and will get back to dancing (to get my butt back).....unless I procrastinate again...

Thursday, November 1, 2007

A farewell and the MLC 2007

Before I left last week, a few friends and I were frantically organising a last minute get together of some ex classmates so bid farewell to one of the best physics teachers ever. Our dear Miss Siow was due to leave last Monday but just had her stay extended (just before the dinner) so she will be around for a couple more months. In any event, it was deep appreciation for all she had imparted upon us. About 20 people turned up and 2 songs were dedicated to her i.e. "To Miss Siow With Love" and "Heroine" (adapted from To Sir With Love and Hero). I also made (my first attempt) a book which you can see below which everyone signed. We also bought her flowers and a gold bracelet.

My trip to KL was very interesting especially in viewing the difference in the way their legal system is regulated and how politically driven many of the attendees were. Many pictures are on the Malaysian Bar website but I managed to take a couple of my own with some friends :)

Gorgeous sink set up in the loo of my room

With old uni mates, Aloysius and David at Bar Savanh

With the other foreign delegates and other Malaysian committee members at the dinner on the final night

With my dear friend Janet who 'kicked' me into attending this conference and now I have to spread the news to my peers...kekeke