you get what you give

i sent out a 2nd round of sms-es today to people who have not replied to my 1st round of sms wedding invitation.  some came back and said yes, others said they couldn’t make it ‘cos they won’t be in Singapore.  some also said they will get back to me later ‘cos they are still waiting for their travel schedules.  looking at the guest list, i must admit that i was rather disappointed that some of my NTU friends are unable to make it.  but being internal auditors, i know they travel quite a bit and so they won’t be around. 

on the other hand, i noted with great gladness, that some really old friends that i used to hang out with are coming.  i was pleasantly surprised at the speed of their replies.  some old old friends from TPJC, some of the first batch of Singnet colleagues i worked with, ex-Frankelites who have since gone to other churches and 2 NTU friends who said “yes”, despite knowing that they will not know anyone else at the wedding. 

i guess what saddens me most is that the group of people that i am supposed to have the most support from, support, i do not have.  for whatever reasons there may be, i suppose the bottom line is that i haven’t invested much time with these friends in recent years.  i’m starting to believe that even in friendships, it’s better to be hot (close friends) or cold (whereby the friendship can be revived), than lukewarm (where you’re neither coming nor going).

but it’s ok.  everything can be worked out.  i just need to tap other sources of help.  i haven’t asked the intern to do anything for some time now… muahahaha *evil laugh*.

more madness…

more news on psycho woman!  she told an underwriter that she got a private investigator to follow bouncy!  that’s why she knows where bouncy stays and who she married, etc.  she said she did it ‘cos bouncy has something against her, and once made her wait 1h before meeting, which according to bouncy never happened.  she also apparently flashed her tummy to some colleagues on Wed to show them her caesarean scar. 

although i don’t like bouncy, i feel freaked out for her.  hahahahaha. 

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P.S. while all this makes for very exciting news, i think it’s very worrying that she’s the mother of a newborn, as in, what if she does something to harm the newborn unintentionally?  given her state of mind, it really doesn’t look like she’s capable of taking care of herself, not to mention the baby.  i do hope her husband (who’s apparently also from my company previously) takes her to seek professional help!

weird & weirder

aiyah… booze queen and i went to raffles city during lunch and we missed all the drama!  bigmac just recounted his exciting lunch to me.  some woman who used to work for our company came back and got our receptionist to call up everyone she knew in the office.  however, no one was around ‘cos it was lunch.  unluckily for bigmac, he just finished his meeting with a client and so he was at his desk.  this woman called his handphone and then requested that he meet her at the reception area.  unsure of what to expect, bigmac went out to see her.  the first thing he noticed was that she had a bindi on her forehead (she’s chinese).  when the woman saw bigmac, she walked towards him and looked as though she wanted to hug him.  bigmac immediately stuck out his right hand to offer her a handshake instead.

bigmac tried to make small talk with her by asking her how she’s been doing, etc.  the woman told him that she’s now working as "a maid".  bigmac half laughed & said, "you mean you’re a house wife right?".  she then reiterated, "no, a maid".  she also said that she just gave birth 3 months ago and that her baby’s in hospital.  so bigmac asked her, "don’t you need to be at the hospital?".  she replied no and requested that bigmac took her for a walk around the office because she "missed the company".

not wanting to provoke her, bigmac acceded to her request.  while "touring" the office, she made strange comments like, "i recognise this printer.  i think this is the same one i used to use.  i love this printer".

when she walked past people she knew, she went, "i know him" or "i know her".  she also stopped to chat with dLeow and probably repeated everything she told bigmac about being a maid, etc, to dLeow.

after talking to dLeow, the woman stopped by the "korean woman"’s room and asked if the korean recognised her.  when she walked past bouncy’s desk, she said, "i remember bouncy.  she’s quite pretty.  she married KL right?"  she then proceeded to regurgitate bouncy’s personal & job history.  bigmac said it sounded as though she had some personal vendetta against bouncy.  heh.  (note: this woman had already left the company by the time bouncy joined).  this woman also remembers bouncy’s boss – and said that he’s a "dao angmoh" (arrogant caucasian) who snubbed her previously.

when the woman walked past upsize’s room, she suddenly said, “i miss upsize”.  hehehehehehe.

bigmac & the woman then stopped by aSeng’s desk.  aSeng bluntly asked the woman why did she have a bindi on her forehead.  the woman said, "i wore this for N", her Indian ex-boss.  aSeng told her firmly, "N is now married.  his wife loves him very much".  this woman then replied, "i know he’s married.  but he’ll always be my boss".

finally, the tour took bigmac & the woman to where the finance ladies were having their lunch.  they jokingly asked if she was here for an interview and she said, "no.  i’ll never work for the company again".  the woman also told bigmac that her mom gambles a lot now and can’t wait for the IR to open.

anyway, bigmac managed to get away when swan came back from lunch and took the woman to a meeting room to talk.  swan later said that she nearly broke down but swan quickly ended the chat by saying she had a meeting.

her parting words to bigmac was that she doesn’t have enough money to pay for parking ‘cos she drove here… and when bigmac asked her where did she park, she said she doesn’t remember… will “walk around” to find her car…

heh… no bottom line to this story… just something weird to mark the week with.  😛

Blog Theme

As can be seen, I changed my blog theme again.  Heh.  Was sick of it looking light & sweet.  This bunny theme is probably the most original theme I have… it’s based on the kubrick / k2 template, but I amended the banner pic to one of my bunnies, and I amended the colours of the fonts on the page too.  Yeap… that’s the extent of my coding knowledge – changing colours & pics. 

Saw on Yibi’s facebook status today that “life eventually becomes a washing machine”.  I guess my blog themes work that way too. 

Your Ears, My Feet

Argh.. sleepy sleepy.  Was dilly dallying last night and ended up sleeping at 2:10am.  Thank goodness I ironed 4 dresses on Sun so my work attire from Mon – Thurs is settled.

Went to the tailor during lunch & dropped off the lining for the gown.  Decided to stop by International Plaza since I was in the area.  In the end, I decided to get the pair of silver diamante shoes I was eyeing the past month for the wedding.  At $190, they’re expensive, no doubt about that, but the shoes will be custom made to fit my feet, which according to the owner of the shop, is a size 8 length & size 6 width.  I suppose you can see why no off the rack shoes fit me comfortably.

I snapped a pic of the shoes discreetly ‘cos the owner was serving other people (the shop was very crowded) and I didn’t have the opportunity to ask if I could take a photo (which I felt was ok since I already paid for a pair!!).

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It’s the one in the middle… very simple design, and I had it made in silver.  I figured it will be good not to have to bother with buckles & hooks since the bridal gown’s long & heavy & I don’t want to have to lift up the can-can just to wear the shoes.  Very unglam.

Iceman and I also bought the “Jazz in the City 2” album from That CD Shop over the weekend to be played as background music during the dinner.

JAZZ IN THE CITY VOL2

Disc One –
1. Aselin Debison – Over The Rainbow/ What A Wonderful World (Medley)
2. Lisa Ekdahl – Rivers Of Love
3. The Peter Malick Group feat. Norah Jones – Heart Of Mine
4. Johnny Mathis – The Rainbow Connection
5. Carly Simon – I Only Have Eyes For You
6. Renee Olstead – A Love That Will Last
7. Everything But The Girl – Almost Blue
8. Julia Fordham – Lovin’ You
9. Basia – Waters Of March
10. K.D. Lang – After The Gold
11. Luther Vandross – What The World Needs Now
12. Diana Krall – I Remember You
13. Will Young – What’s In Goodbye
14. Cyndi Lauper – My Baby Just Cares For Me
15. Peter White – Fantasy
16. Chris Botti -The Look Of Love
17. Tony Bennett & K.D.Lang – La Vie En Rose

Disc Two –
1. Michael Buble – Feeling Good
2. Norah Jones – What Am I To You?
3. Rosa Passos – Besame Mucho
4. Westlife – Fly Me To The Moon
5. Keiko Lee – Night & Day
6. Sinead O’Connor – I Want To Be Loved By You
7. Alison Moyet – That Ole Devil Called Love
8. Jane Monheit – Do I Love You?
9. Bette Midler – Big Spender
10. Eliane Elias – So Nice (Samba de Verao)
11. Michael Bolton – When A Man Loves A Woman
12. Neville Brothers – Bird On A Wire
13. Annie Lennox – A Whiter Shade Of Pale
14. Rick Astley – And I Love You So
15. John Pizzarelli – Unforgettable
16. Martina McBride – True Love Ways
17. George Benson – The Greatest Love Of All

 

*Yawn*.  Okie… time to start working again… zzz…

This Day (Point of Grace)

Slept really late last night ‘cos I was trying to find songs suitable for the march-in.  In the end, I thought of This Day by Point of Grace for the solemnisation march-in, La Vie En Rose for the 1st march-in during the dinner… and maybe Feeling Good by Michael Buble for the 2nd?

Here’s how This Day goes…

This Day – Point of Grace

Haven’t had the chance to discuss with Iceman though… so there still might be some adjustments.  Heh.

Weekend in Pictures

Snapped these pics over the weekend (using the SE T707’s 3.2MP camera).

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Had brunch from this stall at Old Airport Food Centre (at Kallang).  Fantastic.  Best prawn-bak kut teh I’ve ever tried.

 

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Was waiting for Iceman to get his pants altered at G2000. I thought this woman’s dressing was really weird… macam wearing pyjamas out… and it really wasn’t flattering on her hips.

 

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These looked like the Aldo shoes that I was “bioing” previously.. but they didn’t look very nice on my feet when I tried them on so it was a no go.

 

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Iceman showed me this headlines from ’The Star’ (some M’sian papers/tabloid).  I was REALLY tickled by the headlines…