Innovative Christmas Gift

I’ve been cracking my head over what to buy for some close friends for Christmas.  I originally wanted to give them some stuff from Bath and Bodyworks but unfortunately, the shipment will only come in Jan 2009.  Azure, probably sensing my dilemma, sent me the following email.


My dear friends,

Somewhat embarrassing to admit, Christmas is tight this year.
I will be making bedroom slippers for you all as gifts. Please let me know your sizes. You’ll most likely agree that it’s a splendid idea, and should you wish to do the same, I’ve included the instructions below.

How to make bedroom slippers out of maxi pads:
– You need four maxi pads to make a pair.
– Two of them get laid out flat, for the foot part.
– The other two wrap around the toe area to form the top.
– Tape or glue each side of the top pieces to the bottom of the foot part.

Decorate the tops with whatever you desire, silk flowers (this is most aesthetically appealing), etc.
These slippers are:
– Soft and Hygienic
– Non-slip grip strips on the soles
– Built in deodorant feature keeps feet smelling fresh
– No more bending over to mop up spills
– Disposable and biodegradable
– Environmentally safe
– Three convenient sizes: (1.) Regular, (2.) Light and (3.) Get out the Sand Bags.

I’ve attached a photo of the first pair I made so that you can see the nifty slippers for yourself….

Awaiting your response. It’s crucial that I get the right size for each one of you.



Oh yeah… Azure suggests using panty liners for kid’s size.

Latio! COE! Latio! COE!

Bidding status as at 17/12/2008 14:51:11.21 hrs

Category A:

Current COE Price – $2,659

Quota – 1,851

Bids Received – 1,934


Nissan’s bid on our behalf:

COE Price – $3,072

Reserve Price – $3,171


1:09hr to go.  *Gan cheong*.

Will we get the COE??  I don’t want to pay for the road tax on my current car, which is due on 27 Dec 08!



Update 1:

Bidding status as at 17/12/2008 14:59:55.44 hrs

Category A:

Current COE Price – $3,171

Quota – 1,851

Bids Received – 2,110


Damn it. 


Update 2:

Bid unsuccessful.  Will Nissan offer me a Open Cat COE?

Snooze is Evil

I need to stop snoozing.  Woke up at 8:15am this morning though my original alarm clock was set for 7:30am.  Woke up at 7:40am (snooze), Iceman rang at 7:45am, 2nd alarm went off again at 7:50am and every subsequent 5 minutes till 8:15am.  Argh.  Left my house at 8:42am (I officially start work at 8:30am) and reached office at 9:25am!!  Sigh.  Very bad.