Argh. I’m not sure I’m going to recover in time for work tomorrow. Had a really bad headache in the evening and took a nap till 10:40pm. No appetite for the beef noodles my dad bought so I’m just eating some raisin bread so I can take my medicine. I think the fever’s back.
When I went downstairs to get the raisin bread, I saw this postcard my mom sent me from the UN headquarters from New York. Heh. She said she was enjoying herself. Yeah… with 7 Coach bags… I’m sure she is. 😛
The postcard reminded me of a song which I’m going to leave with you.
That’s Joshua Kadison’s "Picture Postcards from LA".
Am home on MC today. Developed a slight cough after lunch at Sakae Sushi on Monday. It got worse on Mon night and all the coughing resulted in a sore throat on Tue. Tried to speak as gently as I could in office yesterday. Also visited the doc for medicine… but I woke up losing my voice and gaining a fever today. Sigh. SMS-ed my boss to let him know I wouldn’t be going into office, took more medicine and went back to bed. Spent most of the day reformatting my blog entries and chatting with my cousin on MSN.
I’m quite bored now actually. Time for more bo liao photos…
This was the mouse at Sakae Sushi. Cute hor? Though it’s a bit weird to be jabbing the frog’s eye every time I double-click on an item…
This is the Coach bag my mom’s supposed to help me bring back from the US.
I also asked my mom to help get this Kate Spade bag from the US. Hope she’s able to find it!
Excuse me while I go cough up the phlegm in my throat. Voice disappeared under it again. Argh.
The format of this new WordPress theme has been bothering me. It bugs me that there’s no clear distinction between paragraphs, which (in my opinion) makes the entire text difficult to read. This particular format also caused my previous posts containing photographs to become warped… and while the problem can be rectified by putting the captions of the photos below the photos instead of next to the photos, there’re just too many posts for me to rectify! (I think I have about 1016 posts in total… and about a third of them would contain photos). Even my OCD nature isn’t enough to edit the hundreds of posts with photos in them.
But while I can’t solve the photo-layout problem, I did find a solution to the first issue. Was reading the papers just now and I realised that there’s also no spacing between paragraphs in the newspaper. However, the start of each paragraph is denoted by the tab spacing. So I decided to try that for my more recent posts – justify the paragraphs and put a tab at the start of each. I think it works. While it isn’t as distinct as having a line spacing in between, the tab at the start of each paragraph does help. So that’s how it’s going to be while I’m using this ballerina theme. As for the older posts with photos? I apologise that the captions are hard to read… but oh well. Will just have to live with it.
My mom went on a 11-day US/Canada tour with 3 of my aunts. The tour covered places like like New York, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Niagara Falls, Toronto, Thousand Island (am I right to assume the salad dressing came from here? I didn’t know there was a Thousand Island in Canada :P), Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City and Boston. After the tour ended, the gang of 4 flew over to the West Coast to visit my cousin and his wife.
I’ve been getting daily updates from my cousin since the gang of 4 arrived on Sunday. He initially arranged Sunday to be a day of rest for them but once they reached his place, put down their stuff, they asked my cousin’s wife to take them shopping immediately. My cousin was shocked. He thought they would be tired after the very rushed 11-day tour but the gang of 4 was raring to go! He said my mom told him that the 11-day tour was so rushed, they didn’t get to shop at all. So his conclusion was once they reached the West Coast, they felt really cash rich and couldn’t wait to hit the stores.
Mon and Tue were also spent shopping… and after every trip, the car boot would be filled with shopping bags. Wow. I have no idea what they bought, but I do know the folks at Coach are going to have a big bonus this year. Between the 4 of them, they bought 15 Coach bags. In my cousin’s own words, my mom was the "fiercest". She bought 7 Coach bags. My cousin was tickled when my mom defended her purchases saying, "But 2 of the bags are for my friends!". My 5th and 6th aunts bought 2 bags each, and my 8th aunt bought 4. Another cousin who didn’t go with them also put in a request for 5 Coach bags. The cousin based in the US bought them… but none of the gang of 4 dare to carry the bags back now because if they’re worried they will incur GST at the Singapore customs.
Today marks the last day of shopping at Monterey as the gang of 4, together with my cousin’s wife, will be going on a driving tour of Las Vegas and San Francisco. Heh. I told my cousin that the gang of 4’s stamina for shopping is astonishing. He agrees. His wife has been like a sheepdog the past 2.5 days, herding the gang of 4 out of malls, etc. He said he’ll be getting real time intelligence from his wife over the next few days and will update me accordingly. Heh.
Damn. I should’ve bought Coach shares yesterday. Went up by USD3.29. I bet you investor confidence was bolstered by the gang of 4!