graduated from NUS in may 2006 with a bachelor of science degree. joined J.D. Power Asia Pacific since 22 may 2006 as a research associate in the data processing department. am a qualified driver who hardly has the chance to drive. loves singin' a whole lot, cos music is so important in my life. catching movies, blogging, cycling and donating blood bring joy to me too. this blog has been set up on 7 nov 2002, with loads of memories ever since.
back to office, without my voice! boo. =/ it's not easy communicating with colleagues, you know & i dread it when the phone rings, argh. i wrote a BIG note standing on table saying, "I LOST MY VOICE!!!" haha. i then added one more line to it "(Has anyone found it?)" =P
lunched-in today had congee again (what else can i eat?) the rest of them had that too, haha.
visited a clinic at yew tee after work the doctor prescribed me 2 types of tablets - one for cough, another for sore throat & also one-day MC for tomorrow! hoho.
it was a laze-at-home sunday i couldn't go to work at spageddies cos i was coughing badly + still had not gotton my voice back
for once, i wasn't the earliest one who had to leave Wei Wei's house Anji was rushing off at around 9am, haha i continued sleeping till 11am+, shiok. it was raining, made it even better to laze a little longer
Wei Wei's mum cooked lunch & i had it before leaving went all the way to sunshine place to find the clinic closed i wanted to visit a doctor to get a MC for today (for spageddies) went home to laze & to rest!
i really need to get another digital camera!!! if not all my blog entries would be so BORING! boo. =/
Saturday, July 28, 2007 S.H.E PLAY CONCERT @ THE MAX PAVILION!!!
it could be that i've anticipated TOO MUCH for this day, something juz had to happen to spoil it - I LOST MY VOICE. & i would be going for S.H.E - PLAY concert without my voice ahHhHhHhHhHh~ (silent scream, no voice la)
went Fabian's house early in the morning hopefully to help him with some of his stuff then got home to bathe, change & do a last hour trading! wahaha. i STILL had 2 extra tickets to the concert tonight so i went on IRC (WAH. retro can) & did my advertisement & BINGO! there was a sincere buyer, Shaun! heex. & coincidentally, he was staying in the west, so i could meet him up at jurong east i did & didn't make any loss! HENG AH! gotta be resourceful man, auctions will take weeks to close, no one on my msn contacts are interested, so IRC is the best place! (although i got kicked out of the channel after advertising, haha)
met up with Bec, Qiuyi, Krista at jurong east have to thank Krista for helping me call Shaun to find out where he was (& for hearing 'pink' as 'blue', hahaha!) cos i really couldn't talk with this kind of voice
journey to the east! we decided to have our late lunch/ early dinner at changi airport we had burger king (fast food again!) before going to join the never-ending queue outside max pavilion @ expo at around 4pm+ it was still 4 hours to the concert & the queue was already..-SPEECHLESS-.. OMG. OMG. Krista & i walked to the start of the queue & saw all kinds of people in the queue mostly youngsters & mostly girls all the crazy S.H.E fans, hoho
-tick tock tick tock- -QUEUE QUEUE QUEUE-
Wei Leng & her husband then came her husband was the one who helped us buy the batteries to get the tickets! heex. we finally managed to enter the max pavilion grounds around 7pm+ whew. we sat on the left side of the hall, the first row of the gallery while waiting for the concert to begin, they were playing their MVs, WOOHOO.
the moment S.H.E appeared, everyone went hysterical, haha. the longer you wait, the more hysterical you would become those in front stood on their seats, blocking us who were behind them so we stood on our seats too kidda dangerous as i almost lost balance quite a few times while swaying to the music & had to grip on to Bec to save my life Qiuyi got lightsticks for us! heex. despite my sore-throat & loss of voice, i still screamed & sang along every song is also a favourite track! they sang every song from their play album except 再別康橋 & also added 魔力 as the last song! i love 中國話's dance moves, 聽袁惟仁彈吉他's rap! 說你愛我 was so saddening & moving as well as expected, the 3 of them played 老婆 on the piano (6 hands!) & sang along there was also a video before this song - each member saying how important the other two are aWwWw. so sweet. =)
the concert ended at 9pm+ it lasted for only an hour! but i was already exhausted, haha. old le la!
had my first round of supper at bedok bus intergchange hawker centre so much sinful yummies - carrot cake, oyster omelette, tou hua, bbq chicken wings (did i say i have sore-throat? anyway..) after this first round, went to meet Wei Wei & Anji we were going to Wei Wei's house again, hoho. yippee. =) & it's fast-food again - mac! *bish*
this week has been a fast-food week:: wed - BK thur - mac sat - BK + mac -faintx- no wonder i lost my voice
stayed over. we slept rather early cos we were all TIRED! & the beds are too tempting =P
felt much better today =) thanks to every friend who has shown concern! love you.
went pastamania @ PS for dinner with Bec, Qiuyi, Pei Chin! saw my junior, Wei Ting! the girl who showed so much potential in drumming well i guess all of us have moved on, none of us drums now? what a pity.
the usual friday night activity - shopping! haha. or rather, window-shopping it's the last friday of the month, so there was late-night shopping! we walked from PS to tangs then went separate ways from there
took a train to khatib to meet Wei Wei Keith & Anji then arrived too bought some food + drinks back to Wei Wei's house Anji also agreed Wei Wei's house felt like home to us, hoho we've been there so often recently & it's so cosy! =) Anji would be hooked on msn, Wei Wei on her tv, Keith on his harry potter and me on the beanbag wahaha.
rainy day! we ta-bao-ed lunch from burger king & dined-in in one of our meeting rooms OT-ed till 9pm today & went for a late dinner with Rebecca, Pei Chin & Frank! hoho. Frank drove us to commonwealth where there was a famous beehoon stall the fried chicken wings were really nice!
was supposed to go to the airport today to welcome Wei Wei, Keith & their friend, Wei Ting back from shanghai but their flight was delayed they only flew at around 11pm & arrived only at 5am+ so i couldn't go! =/ anyway, welcome back home! =)
the throat hurts body feeling achy all over was feeling so feverish was running a slight fever when i got home bathed (with much effort) & went to bed immediately
had a department meeting today & i had to be the minutes-taker! piangx. -scribble scribble- hoho.
now is my off-peak season my workload has decreased! could leave at 6pm+ everyday, heex.
Fabian came down to tanjong pagar & we took train back to cck together, & with Bec too we went to take our passport photos, hoho (both us needed!) he then went for his family dinner, while i went to give Snoopie a short stats tuition! rusty rusty!
bumped into Simin, her husband & her mum at my void-deck haha she still wanted my mum to be her baby's nanny!
some overdue photos from last thursday, when Anji & i went to send Wei Wei off to shanghai!
MONDAY! most of my time in office today was spent doing shipment check there were LOTS of shipments going out this month & so we had LOTS of binders to flip & check piangx. but at the same time, i was happily chatting away with Wei Leng hoho! she bought me siew mai for breakfast! & Bec gave me her french toast! woah. yummy yummy.
was a good girl today went straight home after work =) & watched campus superstar (my first tv show after like, months?) aiyo, cannot make it lei! oops.
sighx. 3 friends intended to go for the S.H.E - play concert this coming saturday with me but, 1) Angi - has NDP rehearsal 2) Seokie - doesn't feel like going anywhere 3) Wei Wei - has to work! her supervisor can't let her off goodness. sadded la! =(
it was a day at spageddies! went to work + took the bus home together with mei meiKai Feng haha. so much to crap & talk about =) there were so many new faces! & they were all SO young oh man, it is no longer my time anymore it was quite a slow shift Kai Feng received a $12 tips from a table! WOW. & she treated me to a bread from breadtalk during our breaktime muahaha.
i'll be joining the 10km run the half-marathon almost killed me last year, better not do stunts again! haha. it's the biggest scale + the most expensive run wootx.
spent the afternoon packing my room still a long way to go! goodness.
it's Fabian's grandma's birthday dinner today! woah, stress. met up with his sister, Michelle (whom i've known from btband) & her boyfriend, Wei Cheng aka botak & we took a shuttle bus to warren golf & country club it was a dinner held at a chinese restaurant, with 4 big tables surprisingly, i saw many familiar faces! like, Feng Chun, Maureen, Feng Qi & his girlfriend, Kaixin, auntie Grace, auntie Linda, her daughters - Valerie & Joycelyn, uncle Lester, Carine, Fabian's daddy & mummy, his youngest sister - Joanne hoho i've met most of them at the agency family day chalet Fabian's sisters - Michelle & Joanne were so fun! they were entertaining me most of the time, hoho nice girls~ there was a cake-cutting session heart-warming sight, to see an entire family gathering for a celebration once again, i had 2 glasses of red wine without any effect on me, oh man.
i've cleared most of my work, yeah! it'a rare i get the chance for a breather, BREATHE!
Fabian brought me to a recruitment talk by great eastern life first, we were showed around the library they have, the resources and facilities then there were 2 brief talks, about building your career with them (very attractive!) then there was a Q&A session by a panel of successful life planners there were about 200 on floor? then there was a talk by adam khoo, the very famous guy who earned his first million at the age of 26! (also an author of many best-selling books) (wow, i'm nowhere near there yet!) totally intriguing speech (think about it, people can pay hundreds juz to hear him talk!) i signed up for the exams juz giving it a shot never try = never know nothing to lose, since i'm really grossly underpaid
do give me your support! =)
Fabian's friend, Xavier, drove us back in his white BMW woah.
woke up rather early in the morning (at Wei Wei's house) booked a cab down to changi airport! i kept going to the airport this year! whew. she met up with Keith & their friend, Wei Ting 3 of them going to shanghai together we had breakfast at the foodcourt Anji & i were there to send them off! take care, girl! have loads of fun, but don't forget to return safely! missing you in singapore! =)
went PS with Angi to look for a starhub service centre afterwhich, she left for school, while i went to meet Rebecca, Wei Leng, Pei Chin, Seng Chuan for lunch! then got back to office for work, yawnx! bumped into ANOTHER ex-btband member at tanjong pagar - Yue Ping! hoho.
met up with Vivi & Seok Chuan for dinner at melbourne seafood @ amk! (yes, the CRABS place!) it was Vivi's treat, hoho, thanks baobei! =) an angmoh photographer from the table beside us took a photo of us eating, which might be published in a book on local delights!
i juz couldn't believe one letter, which i'd received a few days back i couldn't believe it. i couldn't take it. SIGHX.
Dear Ms Goh, Thank you for supporting the National Blood Programme. Among all the screening tests done on your recent blood donation on 1st June 2007, one showed a weak reaction. There are several possibilities, the most common of which is a recent mild upper respiratory tract infection or the common "cough and cold". As such, there is no need to be alarmed by the result.
The World Authorities on blood transfusion recommen to err on the side of caution. All respective screening tests should be taken seriously and their respective donations suspended. We have to ask you to stop donating blood for two years until 2nd June 2009 as a precautionary measure to ensure the safety of our blood supply.
Please feel free to call me at ******** if you have any furthur queries, or leave a text message so that I can return your call.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the blood donations you have made for the community.
Yours sincerely, Dr *** Acting Head, Clinical Consultation For Director Centre for Transfusion Medicine Health Sciences Authority
2 freaking years!!! oh god. 2 years = 8 donations missed =(( some don't get it - what's the big deal about not donating for 2 years? well, at least to me, it's a darn BIG deal close friends will know how enthu i am, about donating blood i've done it for 21 times i've never heard of such suspension feels like i've committed a crime, sighx. maybe Vivi is right, i should be more concerned about my blood causing illnesses to others i guess i juz gotta believe in what Angi always says:: everything happens for a GOOD reason. =)
my bag dropped on the floor today, with a super loud 'THUD' & my digicam's lens broke sighx. there goes my first digicam =( everything happens for a GOOD reason? i do hope so.
guess who i bumped into at shenton way? Lixin!!! she happened to be working at the white house, which was juz opposite my office building, hoho. so surprised to see her in shirt! haha.
quite a tiring day at work, cos i kept running to the workroom as i had a massive shipment print to do whew~
met up with Fabian at keat hong & we had dinner there then went up to his house which was nearby to settle my insurance matters! oh finally. it was my first visit to his house, & surprisingly his room was rather neat! (cos he spent the afternoon packing, haha)
got home, bathed, changed & went to my mum's stall to ta-bao some food for the girls (Angi & Wei Wei) my mum seemed rather happy to see me patronising! =) took a cab down to Wei Wei's house & reached there around midnight! Wei Wei would be flying to shanghai tomorrow morning & i'll be going to send her off! heex. don't worry, i've applied for a last minute half-day morning leave, yeah! Angi wanted us to chant for Wei Wei's safety throughout the trip, but we juz kept laughing, oh man.
another boring day at work! sianx. it's getting SO routined, yawnx.
thought i would be going straight home for once, but i went to have desserts (waffles!) at gelare @ icon village the one that opened recently, with Rebecca & Pei Chin it's waffles day! hoho. Pei Chin then left, while Bec & i went for dinner! muahaha. sinful, sinful
was stopped by a prudential insurance agent, Qiu Teng on my way home, who happened to be from btband last time too! what a small world i stood there for almost an hour! my heels were killing me & i was drenched along my way home, so suay!
i've registered for the following run (not again!)::
nothing much happened at work today almost falling asleep, damn sleepy
met up with Sharon & Yih Hong in town for dinner we had fish 'n' co what i ordered was really YUCKS - al funghi, eeks. cos it was in pesto sauce, i didn't read the menu carefully! anyway, had a great time crapping as usual forgot what were we talking about, but we were laughing till we were tearing, muahaha.
got up early in the morning at Wei Wei's house, then went home! cos i gotta go spageddies to work, zZz
met up with Kai Feng & took a bus together Seok Chuan was working too! hoho. (after MIA-ing for SO long!) it was really tough having to work with my super-aching arms & back even my neck felt sore, goodness couldn't carry as many plates! so i was practically nua-ing through the shift, oops.
went home straight after work tired! made the decision to stay-over at Wei Wei's house again, hoho since she & Angela were having a supper session again - PIZZA! it's a pizza from marriott hotel nice! with many prawns!
took a train to harbourfront centre to meet up with the rest of the participants Vivi was the one who jio-ed me to this, along with 9 others - Ruby, Evelyn, Magdalene, Sheila, Ivy, Meishi, Meiqi, Leo, Kok Fai wow. so the 11 of us boarded the ferry to waterfront city @ batam! WEE! it was close to an hour's ride, with quite a good view!
my boarding pass to batam!
me & Ruby, waiting for the ferry
Evelyn (the girl who said my digicam is 6 megaBYTES, muahaha.) & Ruby!
i could see my office building! could you see Bec waving?
arriving @ batam! hello!
Evelyn, Ruby, me, Vivi in batam!
we had to take a short bus ride to the waterfront city, where the cable-ski park is
on the bus!
on the bus as well!
the cable-ski water! wootx.
we changed, had a short theory lesson, got our gear - lifevest + helmet, got ourselves wet in the freshwater, then it's time for ACTION! heex. we started with skiing using a knee-board - we juz had to kneel on a board, stay low & GO! i fell into the water during the first try but could complete at least a round during the next few tries! hoho. the speed was really SHIOK! but it was really straining on the arms, back & palms whew. it was so exciting at the turns, the cable would slack a lot (thus no force pulling my arms), but without warning, it would pull so forcefully again, i would be holding on to the handle so tightly felt like a racer on water! wahaha. FUN! if we happened to fall somewhere faraway, there will be a motorbike to fetch us back! wahaha. & i really had this chance once =P during one of the falls, my board hit my the left side of my face, ouch. later i found i had a blue-black juz below my left eye, oh man, haha. & i also met with an accident! i bumped right INTO a guy (at quite a high speed)!!! but luckily he was behind his own board (he was trying to swim back to shore) so i kidda bumped into his board, flew over him & fell into the water OMG. scary.
after trying the knee-board for a few rounds, we went on to the real thing - the wakeboard! it was really TOUGH can we stopped for lunch, then continued to try i juz couldn't gather enough strength to resist the strong pulling force! my arms were close to breaking, haha baobeiVivi & Meiqi could do rather well! at least they reached some turning points i couldn't even get past the start-off! gosh.
Vivi, Meishi, Meiqi! (do they look like pilots?)
them with Ruby!
our instructor for the day - Long!
at 6pm, we went to shower & change i had a hard time bathing, cos my arms were so weak didn't even have enough strength to pull my shorts up! haha.
the 11 of us! fresh!
we took the ferry back to singapore i was planning to sleep during the trip back, but ended up chatting with Vivi all the way, hoho we had a budget dinner at seah im food centre!
it so happened to be Ruby's 19th birthday, & we got her a slice of chocolate cake, hoho.
birthday girl! the rest were busy keeping the flame alive, wahaha.
met up with Wei Wei & Angela in town & we went yishun to ta-bao lots of food back to Wei Wei's house to eat! hoho. Angela's younger brother also joined us! stayed over for the night!
friday the 13th! nothing really BAD happened but i OT-ed la. boo.
it's Kelvin's last day in the company he's a very nonsense guy, brought so much laughter to this company another nice guy leaving! sighx. so far my department has been rather stable? haha.
Kelvin with Rebecca!
my department with Kelvin - take care man!
caught harry potter and the order of the phoenix at lot 1 with Fabian there were SO MANY people! i still don't get it - what's so nice about harry potter all the magic & fantasy so unreal still prefer romantic comedies & action movies =P he saw his friend there & i made friends with him & his girlfriend, hoho. =)
i'm going batam tomorrow! wahaha. for? cable-skiing!!! woohoo. going with baobeiVivi along with some of her friends! i pray for SUPER GOOD WEATHER (= hot hot blazing sun!) tomorrow please!
went sakae sushi @ marina square after work with Rebecca, Pei Chin, Qiuyi, Krista! (wah, ho liao everyday!) this was the first time Krista joined in our dinner, hoho. seems like i always succeed in irritating everyone around me, oh man. =xX too crappish.
we didn't have enough after shopping around the mall till the stores were closing, we went for desserts at xin wang hongkong cafe it's been a long time since i've been there!
Tuesday, July 10, 2007 POWER FAILURE + STEAMBOAT DINNER
i was rushing to work from Wei Wei's house, cos i got up kidda late! oops. the train was so packed & i was having a tummyache erks.
i arrived in office (the latest time ever in my own record), to find a commotion going on apparently there was a power failure so no telephone could work, no one could connect to the server, some couldn't even switch on their computers this was the second time in this office that we were experiencing a power failure! there was hardly anything we could do, without the network
went for an early lunch & everything recovered once we were back & it's back to work! boo.
i STILL didn't go home straightaway today met up with Wei Wei, Angela, their friend - Michelle & her boyfriend, Carlson for a steamboat dinner! hoho. enjoying life~ we went to la mei zi (second time there!) @ bugis for steamboat Angela had a huge bottle of choya with her & shared between all of us ok, at least it tasted better than heineken, haha. =P
went to have mac (again!) after work with Rebecca & Pei Chin they had the craving, haha. we ate so damn much! OOPS.
a last minute decision to catch my wife is a gangster 3 at amk hub with Wei Wei, Angela, Cheng How i took about 15mins to buy the tickets due to paper jam piangx, cannot make it! it was a REALLY hilarious show had a good time laughing about the translations & stuff dumb show, so don't bring your brain in, juz go for a good laugh! totally enjoyed it! heex.
we then went yishun, where we bought a bottle of heineken (BIG bottle!) each & went to a playground near Wei Wei's house we sat there & chatted, drank, & counted down to Angela's 21st birthday! =) at around 2am+, all of us went up to Wei Wei's house where we viewed many photos, hoho. Cheng How left around 4am, then we girls finally went to bed! oh yeapx, i decided not to go home, juz stayed over at her house & would be going to work straight from there the next morning!
took us quite a while to settle to sleep muahaha. all the pillow fights. heex.
Sunday, July 08, 2007 PASSIONRUN + ANJI'S BIRTHDAY PARTY!
the day started on a suay note:: i couldn't hear my alarm ring i woke up an hour later than planned (7am, instead of 6am) i had to rush down to east coast park in a cab the cab took a freaking long time to find Seok Chuan, whom i have to pick up he juz didn't know the roads well Seok Chuan & i arrived about 15mins AFTER our women's open flag-off DAMN! we hunted for the bags deposit area, but apparently, there was NO area for depositing of bags! OMG. i was there, lugging a HUGE bag, & there they told me they didn't have an area for it eventually we juz left our bags in their tent but they said to leave at OUR OWN RISK. ok, fine. we were told to flag-off together with the fun race runners so we waited till 830am, before we flagged-off we were half an hour late in starting! it was a 10km run, oh my god. damn tiring. & the sun was blazing HOT! Seok Chuan & i were almost fried bumped into Ela (my company director) who was cycling
the (late) runners!
at the 8km mark!
after the event, we had lunch at mac (long walk there!) before taking a bus to her house
lazy afternoon - watching youtube, taking a shower, preparing to leave again we met up with Vivi at amk hub then took a bus to attend Angela's 21st birthday party! BUT. we missed the stop, went all the way down the expressway & ended up at punggol piangx. we had to take a cab back to sunrise gardens @ yio chu kang, where the party was held it was in a function room, juz beside the pool the whole atmosphere was somewhat like a kid's birthday party, hoho anyway there were many kids too!
sing the birthday song!
Seokie & Vivi
the new S.H.E? muahaha.
ah~ love this photo!
blur photo! that's us with the birthday girl - Angela!