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I’m so sad ‘cos I completed the entires series of Sex and the City and I have nothing left to watch anymore. “It’s a old show but the topics are timeless” – quote unquote Cass who kept urging me to watch.

Love the friendship between the four girlfriends, and what the show had taught me (not about sex but life and relationships).

I’m making a list of my favourite Sex and the City quotes.

People say everything happens for a reason. These people are usually women, and these women are usually sorting through a breakup. It seems that men can get out of a relationship without even a goodbye, but apparently women had to either get married or learn something. Why are we in such a rush to move from confused to Confucius? Do we search for lessons to lessen the pain?

As progressive as our society claims to be, there are still certain life targets we’re all supposed to hit. Marriage, babies, and a home to call your own. But what if, instead of breaking out in a smile, you break out in a rash? Is something wrong with the system? Or is it you? And do we really want these things? Or are we just programmed to think we do?

Maybe our mistakes are what make our fate… without them what would shape our lives? Maybe if we had never veered off course we wouldn’t fall in love, have babies, or be who we are. After all, seasons change, so do cities, people come into your life and people go. But it’s comforting to know that the ones you love are always in your heart… and if you’re very lucky, a plane ride away.

One of the signs that a female gorilla is in love is that she can be seen picking nits off her male companion. And yet in humans, nit picking can ruin a perfectly good evening. Not to mention a relationship. Women are known to be more verbal than men, but, when does criticism that’s constructive become destructive? Are there times when the ladies should just shut the fuck up?

Since birth modern women have been told that we can do and be anything we want, be an astronaut, the head of an internet company, a stay-at-home mom. There aren’t any rules any more. Choices are endless. And apparently, they can all be delivered right to your door. But is it possible that we’ve gotten so spoiled by choices that we’ve become unable to make one? That part of us knows that once you choose something, one man, one great apartment, one amazing job, another option goes away? Are we a generation women who can’t choose just one from column ‘A’? Did we all have too much to handle, or was Samantha right? Can we have it all?

That night I started to think about belief. Maybe it’s not even advisable to be an optimist anymore. Maybe pessimism is something we have to apply daily, like moisturizer, otherwise how do you bounce back when reality batters your belief system, and love does not, as promised, conquer all? Is hope a drug we need to go off of, or is it keeping us alive? What’s the harm in believing?

In love relationships, there is a fine line between pleasure and pain. In fact, it’s a common belief that a relationship without pain is a relationship not worth having. To some, pain implies growth. But how do we know when the growing pains stop, and the pain pains take over? Are we masochists or optimists if we continue to walk that fine line? When it comes to relationships, how do we know when enough is enough?

When you’re young, your whole life is about the pursuit of fun. Then, you grow up and learn to be cautious. You could break a bone or a heart. You look before you leap and sometimes you don’t leap at all because there’s not always someone there to catch you. And in life, there’s no safety net. When did it stop being fun and start being scary?

What if Prince Charming had never showed up? Would Snow White have slept in that glass coffin forever? Or would she have eventually woke up, spit out the apple, gotten a job, a health-care package and a baby from her local neighborhood sperm bank? I couldn’t help but wonder… inside every confident, driven, single woman, is there a delicate, fragile princess just waiting to be saved?

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Laugh at the Face of Danger

The face of poppycock; the face of beeeean; the face of Rowan Atkinson.

It’s Johnny English….. REBORN.

I grew up watching Mr. Bean’s shows, and I believe that a lot of you, like me, also got to know Rowan Atkinson through Mr. Bean. So naturally, I was instantly drawn to this show when I knew it was coming. Thanks to United International Pictures (UIP) and omy, I got a pair of tickets to the preview!

This time, Rowan Atkinson plays the role of a improbable secret agent who is obviously oblivious of fear or danger (read: stupid). Watch him as he goes on a mission to stop a group of international assassins before they eliminate a world leader and cause global chaos.

It is a comedy spy-thriller jam-packed with Rowan Atkinson’s classic humour, action, high technology, wee bit of romance, and more humour. This guy is just so capable of making you laugh even at the most tensed moments.

If you’re looking for something lighthearted this week, don’t miss Johnny English Reborn!

Pink Chick Flick

I can, just because it rhymes.

Was having pretty low expectations of Bridesmaids but turns out it was one of the best comedies that I’ve seen this year. Kinda average plot with INSANE HUMOUR LEVEL. Never was there a moment during the movie where I felt bored, and never was there a chance for my best friend to doze off (because she can even fall asleep watching Transformers).

Perfect show for a movie date with your girlfriends, or even boyfriends. I swear I could hear the roaring laughters of the two guys beside me the whole time. And it’s not really just about humour, there are also meaningful elements of love, life, and friendship which I like.

Thanks to Shaw and omy for the tickets!

On the Papers!

My first appearance on mainstream media! It was in ‘我报’ last week, and though I wasn’t mentioned in the article, seeing my photo there is already a biggie for me :DD

But that’s not my point, my point is I just wanna get your attention, because I’ll be hosting a mini contest in my blog to give away a $200 Kit Kat® kit. Stay tuned!

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Awesomeness is Back!

Got awesome invites to an awesome movie through omy!!

Sayyy what! The almighty clumsy kung-fu-full greedy Dragon Warrior has returned, with double the action, spastic humour, AND touchingness.

Brought Jan, my best friend, along with me; she’s not a fan of animated films and she has never watched Kung Fu Panda before, but she totally enjoyed it without falling asleep. (Because she sleeps in every 3 out of 5 movies that I watch with her LOL.) So it means that if you already liked part 1 to begin with, you’re in for a treat.

My favourite character in the show! I’ve always had a thing for tigers since young because of their ferocity yet elegance, so it’s hard not to fall in love the “Tigress” here with the kind of agility and wittiness she possesses. Moreover, her voice’s dubbed by Angelina Jolie.

I ain’t gonna give any spoilers la. I think you should catch it yourself for optimum pleasure. Erm, I mean enjoyment! You can visit their official kung fu site for the trailer and more insights though.

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Imma Pirate Wannabe

There’s this thing that I like about pirates.

No, not the wannabe pirate like this. Not the evil terrorising kind of pirates in real life either.. but the candid rugged Jack Sparrow-ish kind of pirate. (I also like The Pirate Bay kinda pirate.)

Hahaha he behaves as if he’s drunk all the time. Johnny Depp is just.. brilliant.

Which leads us to the long awaited sequel of Pirates of the Carribean: On Stranger Tides.

Aye I’ve watched all the previous three Pirates of the Carribean movies, and I must catch this!

If you’re a fan too, good news!

Because now you can simply jump on-board the Queen Anne’s Revenge and complete the “All Aboard” contest and win Gala Premiere Tickets and movie merchandise.

Besides that, you can also watch / play / download / have fun with stuffs related to the movie.

My favourite one is – Pirate Yourself.

Found the perfect photo of myself dressing up in a “pirate themed dinner” during my company trip and I started to mess around a bit. You can add wigs / accessories / scars / whatever.

This is the final outcome and I love it! Wicked pirated Facebook app 😉

Catch Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides movie starting from 19th May 2011 and join the official Disney Studios Singapore Facebook & Twitter page!

Else..

I’ll put a bullet through your head.

I swear.

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Make Your Vote Count

I’m not one who’s into politics ever before, but the sudden surge of open voices and opinions through the social media got everyone (including me) really excited. This is the first time something like that is happening in Singapore and I personally feel that it’s a good sign because Singaporeans finally have a platform to express our thoughts.

Articles after videos after articles, everyone just became more daring from behind the screens to out on ground. We’ve been suppressed for way too long because whoever whom has a strong opinion against our government in the past would be shot down and silenced. That’s why Singaporeans are fearful to voice out anything. We steer clear of getting into political trouble so we divert all our time and attention to make more and more money (just like the ruler) so as to keep up with our ever increasing living standards.

I think people whom think that there’s “nothing wrong” with the PAP are prolly those who have lived comfortably in wealth all their lives, because our system is made where the rich gets richer, and the poor can only get poorer. We slog hard so that our government can pocket $10K per day (TOP 30 highest paid politicians in the world are all from Singapore) when they should be the ones working for us citizens.

I believe like many of my peers, this is my first time voting in the General Elections, but sadly, many are still apathetic, ignorant, timid, blah blah. Give you one $600 you happy already, when it’s actually our money in the first place -.- However, this kind of attitude is only inevitable because of the government-administered-information that our education system and the media delivers.

This is a perfect example of a apathetic Singaporean lol funny max.

I’m not saying that I’m the most knowledgeable but I want to make my vote count. This is entirely my own point of view and you can beg to differ. There is no wrong or right opinions to begin with anyway.

Trust me, I’m still learning and if you’re one who also complains about expensive food expensive transport foreign workers competing for jobs or university places yadah yadah, and now that you can do something about it, do it.

Start. READ READ READ. There are many well written online articles out there which will never see the daylight in The Straits Times.

Or watch funny videos.

Errr this is err my first time acting political. Arghhh I don’t know what to say! *Stamps feet.

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Should I Fire My Maid?

Last time my grandma hired a maid.

She did most of the work so my grandma trusted her and supported her.

Over the years, the maid roped in her relatives and daughter to work for us too and told us to trust them and give them mandate so they can work faster.

With the mandate, they started increasing their pay so much that 2 hours of their work is equal to a months salary for the family they work for. Plus, the maids dun wanna retire and gave herself MM or Maid Mentor, SM – Senior Maid and PM Primary Maid positions, so we ended up paying for 3 people to see the maid do the job of 1 person. Plus, they hired a helper whose job is only ceremonial and make prata for us. We checked with our neighbours and realised their maid paid much less than ours and we are effectively paying 20 times more than them for the job of 1.

Recently, their work performance also suffered. They decided to work 2 weeks once every 4 years now. My clothes, dishes all not washed. Now I come home to see a flood every 5 days ‘cos the floor was covered with dirt and they blamed my parents for shedding hair that cause the drain to clogged. When I was away and afraid that my limping pet dog would escape, they hired a relative to take care of it but my dog escaped anyway. The caretaker just bo chup tell me the dog is either still in the house or outside the house and starting combing through the drawers to find it. Last I heard, the dog was found by my neighbour who refused to return it to me.

Lastly, they open the gates of my house and invite all sorts of their friends in to snatch my TV, my bed, my food and so on. I dun even feel like I am in my own house at all with all the strangers. They can’t do their jobs and their cooking is terrible! Their mee siam with hum taste so bad that I lost weight over the years.

So I wanted to change maids but I think they overheard and started fixing all the applicants. Then they also suddenly so nice buy me carrot cake with my money and tell me they will upgrade my PC if I continue hiring them.

I want to fire them but they have my money with them ‘cos they borrowed it last time to gamble. When they win they celebrated, but when they lose they just tell me pay me back later at age 65.

So how, should I bite the bullet and fire them???

My grandma has glaucoma and has since lost her eyesight still support them deeply leh.

From a Facebook note.

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Wake Up. Get Job. Find Love.

Attended my first movie preview screening with omy for the first time. Was pretty excited when I learnt that the movie I’m catching was written by the same screenwriter of ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ and ’27 Dresses’.

The storyline revolves around Becky (Rachel McAdams) and her career since the day she got fired to eventually reviving a dying news show at her new job. The obstacles she met, her love life, and the way she dealt with this “3rd worst person in the world” as her TV anchor were hilarious, but it did get a lil’ dry in some point of time.

Partly why I enjoyed the movie is also because Becky is almost like the exaggerating version of me in terms of her jittery behavior, as quoted by my best friend.

The overall flow of the film was smooth and humour was sweet, but there isn’t much climax though. However, if you fancied ‘The Devil Wears Prada’, you’d most probably like ‘Morning Glory’.

My Little Effort to #HelpJapan

Five different donation links here.

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