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Archive for April, 2010

You already know my fetish for “things to be done” lists.

 

Here’s one for the medium term.

 

Things to be Done before I turn 30

 

be a waitress

 

+ take up a bartending course

 

+ summer course in France

 

+ travel to India

 

+ learn to ride bike

 

+ learn guitar

 

+ try wakeboarding

 

+ fall in love with a smart ah beng who speaks English, Mandarin and Hokkien equally well (just watched Monga yesterday.. heart ethan ruan!)

 

Can’t think of anymore task-specific points right now. Will update when others come to mind. And of course, if I manage to strike off any.

 

Wanna share yours?

 

Or you can pay me to try things that you’ve always wanted to do, but just can’t do it for one reason or another. I’ll be more than happy. =P

 

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还好啦

昨晚在小店吃饭,收碗的阿姨看我们吃好了,过来清理。

 

她突然冒出一句:“还好吗?”

 

我以为她问菜色如何。很好啊,你看,我们都吃干净了。

 

她端起盘碗,擦着桌子,说:“很‘显’啊,做人真的很辛苦。”

 

我们错愕地对望一眼,不知如何回应。后来我拍拍阿姨的肩膀,“不会啦,加油。”

 

跑步的时候经常胡思乱想。

 

今早突然发现,身边和我合拍、经常聚会的朋友当中,几乎一半年龄比我大10岁左右。

 

在过几十年,当我们都渐渐老去,假如我平平安安、身体健康的话,不是得送走一个又一个的好友?

 

想想都觉得好难受。

 

唉,算了,还是把力气用在制造更多开心的时光吧!

 

干杯!

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Should blog about the trip before the details become fuzzy.

 

So I flew off on Easter eve, which happens to be April’s Fool as well, and spent the night at my cuz’s apt before we set off the next morning to take the domestic flight to Phu Quoc.

 

Things didn’t start off good. When it was our turn to check in, the lady at the counter said haltingly: “Sorry Madam, your flight is delayed.”

 

WTF?? We’re only spending 2 nights on the island so every minute is PRECIOUS. So we marched off to the Vietnam Airlines counter and demanded to know why the flight was delayed.

 

Of course, they won’t provide any explanation, just an offer to give us some taxi voucher, and for us to stay at a hotel in town till our flight in the afternoon.

 

At this point, my bitchy cuz (she described herself so) proceeded to raise hell.

 

Excerpts from the conversation:

 

cuz: “Why didn’t you all call the passengers so that we don’t have to come to the airport so early?”

 

staff: “Sorry, we don’t have your number.”

 

cuz: “But my number should be in the passenger details, I remembered giving.” (she has a vn line cos she’s been based there for the past two years)

 

staff turned and asked another colleagues in Vietnamese if he called this particular passenger.

 

staff: “Oh, my colleague says he called, but the person spoke a little Vietnamese and hung up.”

 

(recap: before we left the apt, there was a call, but it was a man speaking in Vietnamese asking if we need a taxi to the airport, or so that was the gist my cuz understood cos obviously her command of the language is not fantastic)

 

cuz (pointing to the name on the flight itinerary): “You know I’m a foreigner, and your staff called and spoke to me in Vietnamese. Do you call all your passengers and speak to them in Vietnamese and expect them to UNDERSTAND?” 

 

After giving them a piece of her mind, there’re still no flights to Phu Quoc till the afternoon. So we took a cab back to town and had brunch at this mediterranean style cafe.

 

 

skylight

 

 

 

Then we watched Shutter Island, which will only open in Singapore mid April! Am impressed that I caught a “coming soon” film during this short trip.

 

The movie killed a lot of our waiting time, and before we knew it, we’re back at the airport, ready to board again… tbc

 

 

 

arrived safe and sound in the propeller plane

 

 

 

small small airport

cabbed to mango bay

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nice one!

I was almost falling asleep reading the child sexual abuse notes.

 

So I took a break and saw this article on NYT.

 

It made me laugh. And woke me up.

 

For the sleepyheads.

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/08/nyregion/08hot.html

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over the weekend

never knew sunsets can be so beautiful

 

Spent Easter weekend in Phu Quoc, an island to the southwest of Ho Chi Minh City, along the Gulf of Thailand.

 

Described as one of the five best hidden beaches of the world by some guidebooks, it didn’t disappoint. Will upload more pics once I get the card reader back from office.

 

Have a great week ahead! =D

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poof!

one bunny, two bunnies, three bunnies...

 

Is it me or do these bunnies look a bit sad? Because they know they’re gonna be eaten?

 

Have a good good friday! 😛

 

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