Arrivederci Tutti

Started today with Chantal Kreviazuk's, Leaving on a Jet Plane. All my bags are not exactly packed, but getting there. Ah, it's raining, I wish for a sunshine day. I'm going home today peeps. If it's up to me, I would rather go home in December, I may get the chance to spend 3 weeks home then. However, my cousin is getting married this weekend and so I should be there. It's gonna be an interesting wedding, simply because of what've been happening in our family this past year. It may set the tones for weddings to come.

Anyway, enough 'bout that. So I will be away for 1 week plus. Already, I can imagine being depressed when I come back here. I hope no major changes occur while I am away. Talked to the Mr this morning, I updated him with the happenings in my life these few days. His comment was of course interesting. Whatever it is, I am leaving. It is time for me to detoxify all the stupid and silly things in my life. Hopefully when I come back, I am no longer sad about a particular stupid thing. The Mr has good news of his own. To it, I can only exclaim excitedly FINALLY! He said currently it's only 1 cm, how funny. All starts small I suppose.

Okay gotta go, paid my bills and wrote this small post. Maybe I can get online later with the wireless connection in Changi airport. Arrivederci tutti! Ci vediamo! Grazie Derrick

:) eKa @ 2:19:00 PM • 0 comments

STEP UP

Went to watch Step Up with Vivy today. Been a while since I last seen her and since I'm leaving, we should at least meet and catch up. I didn't expect much in going to watch Step Up. I was somewhat interested in it because of the dance theme but I do wonder if it was good, compared to Take the Lead for example. From the trailer, the leads weren't that exceptionally beautiful and handsome either. However, my oh my, the male lead played by Channing Tatum just attracted me He reminded me of Wentworth Miller (maybe because of the shaved head), but of course Wentworth is way too handsome but Channing (why do they all have weird names?) was interesting too, perhaps because of man! He can really dance! Looking at him, reminded me of a fact that I have established to many people, which is: I LIKE TALL GUYS!!! Aaaahh, seriously tall guys just have something in them which would definitely make me examine them Yeah, I know it is silly About the movie, the dances were great The music was also cool. Story wise was as expected, nothing new there. Someone got killed and died, maybe they were trying to make it more real or to have some depth in the movie, but I kinda feel it was a bit unnecessary. Don't make easy thing complicated? Is it worth watching? Well, for some brainless entertainment, I suppose so. I think the dances and the music are worth watching.

So today, the movie was in Vivo city. I went out with my glasses. FYI, I do not go out in public with my glasses (well actually I did, back when I wasn't introduced to contact lens) but today I decided to do so. I suppose, I just wanna try what my life would be like. I mean without perfect eyesight, glasses are parts of my life, so I thought I should just experience going out with them. Another reason was because I somewhat wanted to hide? I guess a lot of people know me without glasses, so perhaps if I should meet anyone today, they might not recognize me with my glasses. I didn't meet anyone I know today, well I don't know if anyone I know saw me, but this glasses story is not interesting, isn't it? Okay, how about a story about lunch? Lunch was at Earl's Swensen where we got a nice place to sit with a good view of Sentosa, but I think that's the only best part of lunch. The waiter was nice, but then he explained to us the restaurant funny policy on their salad bar. I was ordering roast chicken which got me free salad while Vivy's chicken franks didn't come with the salad. First the waiter asked if Vivy wanted to change order because she wouldn't get the salad (we thought we heard him wrongly when he asked that) and then he told us that there's no sharing of salad allowed, which means me who do not eat vegetables can not give my salad to Vivy. I said "How weird". In which he went on with stories about how a family only ordered 1 thing that came with the salad and kept on refilling the salad bowl for the whole family until his manager called a meeting to instruct all the waiters to tell their patrons about the no sharing of salad allowed. Raise your hand if you think this is freaking stupid. Hello?!? If your salad bar is so exquisite that it can cost you loses, then stop the refill policy instead of telling us that there's no sharing of salad allowed. Can you imagine eating something and being told that you can not share it. Imagine, imagine, it's so stupid and silly. The food itself wasn't that nice. My roast chicken happened to be tough and was still a bit bloody at the joint *sigH* I think the normal Swensens have better food. I don't know how their other foods are. The spaghetti looked interesting, but I don't know if it's really good. Dinner wasn't satisfying either. Today I didn't really eat well *sigH*

Yesterday, I had a surprising news for me. Very surprising, considering it was very unexpected. I didn't know how I felt when the news was delivered and I still don't know how I feel. The interesting part is perhaps me not making plan to move on and yet a plan was made for me. I am not sure if I can do it, but if God brings you to it, He will bring you through it? It does get me thinking of a few things. However, I think I should not think so much, because things can always change and a lot of changes are happening. On other part of my life which the Mr is perhaps very skeptical in, I just want to say "Okay, it's done. I'm gonna let go now or at least try to let go" and it seems like the timing is conducive to do so.

Every second chance begins with a first step.

:) eKa @ 9:10:00 PM • 0 comments

A Good Year

Went for dinner and movie with the Pradas yesterday to celebrate something. Was it much of a celebration? Dinner was at Secret Recipe, I'm seriously not so keen on this place, however it was a convenient choice at that time. I don't think we had a satisfying dinner. Had a good laugh with the card, how it was so random. It's pretty funny how something that we get for someone to make her happy can make us giggle in the process. Well Done, Missy

After dinner we went to watch A Good Year, starring Russell Crowe. It's about this cutthroat business man who got a chateau with a vineyard in France from his dead uncle. The story was pretty typical, there's a girl, a family, and all and how this man turned into a better person by the end of the story. Not a bad movie, interesting lines, good casts, good story telling. I was not so keen on Russell Crowe, because he is not exceptionally handsome but I must say that he is a good actor. Freddie Highmore played the younger Russell Crowe. When I first saw him, I thought this boy looked familiar and turned out it's Freddie (Finding Neverland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory). Oh dear, how he has grown tall. Tall and scrawny boy. I just love this boy. His best scene in this movie is perhaps the tennis match with his uncle. You know that it's almost a month since I last watched a movie (the last one was The Departed on October 14), somehow I feel it's way too long for me.

Not having a good week this week. In addition to my computer almost on fire, I lost a few things (which cost me money!) *sigH* Was told that I was short tempered. I am not denying it, but I just feel sorry that it is. I should have controlled myself better. I should be more patience and I should love more. Aah...really not having a good year, but I can not blame it on the cosmic power that be for all my unluckiness and all the bad decision and move that I make. It's still me who react and make the move. Just finished sending a mail to the Mr telling the truth, the whole truth, which noone knows. Vivy will know too, I guess, but not yet. Don't really have the time to meet her just yet. Ah ... I should say less. Seriously Eka, trust noone, or at least trust noone that is near? Maybe why I can trust the Mr so much.

:) eKa @ 12:04:00 PM • 0 comments

Wednesday with Eka

Hello my dear, how are you? I hope you are having a good day. How strange, such words should be said to a person straight away instead of being written here with the possibility of not getting read (read paragraph 2 to know why I think that way). Decided to write because of an unfortunate event that I experienced today. Feeling really sad about it and feel like hitting the wall, though it's not my fault and totally out of my control. However, I just feel "DAMN IT!!! WHY AM I SO FREAKING UNLUCKY!!!" Well you suppose to know why, my dear Eka. This year supposes to be an unlucky year for you. You see if you wanna start at the most recent unlucky thing, my camera had problem as I told you in the Sentosa post. I got it fixed without the need to pay (so I should be thankful). Actually I was kinda okay with what happened with my camera. Today, however is another story. Started off with "smell, smell, something is burning". Lo and behold it came from my computer *sigH* I was in denial and that could cause my computer to be actually on fire Still, I suppose I should be thankful because there were some people who surprisingly were really nice and helped me to smell the problem. One person even promised to make his way to Sim Lim after work today and get the spare part needed for my computer. We will see, if it will be done as promised. I guess I should take it easy? My dear computer perhaps has worked way too hard and it needs a break. I may also be in dire need of a break. Less than 2 weeks, I will get to go to the land where I can be my crazy selfish annoying self (yes, even more crazy selfish and annoying than what I am now). However, I just doubt I can survive the days leading to it.

The title is inspired by Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom. Please note that my Wednesday doesn't have an 's'. Well I suppose, I don't have that nice person to spend my Wednesday with. When I do have, I hope that person will write our story. Anyway, I love Tuesdays with Morrie more than The 5 People You Meet in Heaven. Tuesdays with Morrie is quite inspiring for me. I must admit though that it is still hard for me to forsake my pride and just be nice to people and ask forgiveness and all. I understand it's very silly and sad of me to say that, however some things are just ... well, I have too much pride. There were some lines from the book that I really like. The lazy me only wrote 1 line into my book and that is: Something hurts you, yet you know it shouldn't. The line is so profound to me because it's what I was (still am actually) feeling. I miss the Mr. I know he's gonna tell me that I'm dumb, but perhaps that what I need, a reminder to get me out of the sad feeling I shouldn't be feeling *sigH*

Gonna go now and pretend to contemplate on my life. Meanwhile, here are some pictures that I took from my newly fixed camera. It's about, let's call it Woof. This dog was given by my dear, Dagi, on my birthday (this year, I think). It was put inside a mug and of course the unlucky me broke that mug, which I haven't even used, on Sunday. Anyway, I just realize how cute this dog is. He's small and I just try to act as the photographer and take a black and white (photoshop enhanced) picture of my dear dog. Any idea for the name, Woof?

:) eKa @ 8:26:00 PM • 0 comments

The Adventure of the Three Girls at Chinatown

As I am writing this, my vaio is on my bed, it is not actually on a flat surface, so it's kinda shaky. I am wondering if I should write while lying down, I don't think that would be too comfortable though. I'm using Internet Explorer 7 now. Still trying to get used to with all the buttons, tabs, and all. However, I must say that the texts are displayed nicer, the texts just seem a bit softer, though blurry can also be the word to describe how it look. Either way, I like it.

So about the title. It's pretty much the continuation of last week adventure, starring the same people. With our Sentosa tour package, we also have tickets to go to the Chinese Heritage Museum at Chinatown. It was my first visit to Chinatown. The area where we wandered around was kinda interesting. The museum was a bit freaky for me, maybe because it's dark, maybe because it's old (picture a lot of hardship), and maybe the space was kinda too confining for me (feeling slightly claustrophobic?). We saw the small rooms where there used to be Chinese family living in it. I can't imagine being in that situation. The flyingNun said that the rooms have the smell of oldness in it, like our grandparents' place and she was very right. It does feel reminiscence. One of the funny thing we notice is that the 3 of us girls actually still have the old sewing machines (the singer brand) in our homes. It's pretty interesting. They gave me good explanation of how come our mothers could have it. As silly as it may sound, I'm thinking of getting my daughter a sewing machine when she gets married (that is if I am married myself and end up with a daughter)

After Chinatown, we headed down to Marina Square and Suntec City. We had our dinner and walked in some of the shops. I didn't buy anything. I realize I can spend easily on food and entertainment, but not really on clothing and accessories. I guess some people just have their hobby? as my aunt would say. Didn't go to a dinner which I should attend, didn't really feel like it, maybe some other time. Owen Wilson is on tv, not a particularly handsome guy, but I found him to be very captivating.

Ms. J was all over the Korean drama, Princess Hours, some time ago and filled me out about how she really loved it. The curious me, catched glimpses of the series on tv and I was pretty much hooked. The point of me telling you this, because the handsome guy (whom I really like) liked this girl who was married to the Prince (who Ms. J really likes) and I just really feel for this handsome guy. It's like I just feel heartbroken seeing him so miserable. Maybe it's all those feeling of liking someone who doesn't feel the same way or have other people (I'm sure all of you have one point in your life felt this), all those feeling in me just came out when I watch the series and see this very reliable and handsome guy. Saw something like this written in someone's nick in my msn list: "You really can't choose who to fall in love with. Gosh it is so true, very very true. One time in the past, I always said I wished I had a crush, because there were times when I had a crush, I could feel so happy just seeing that guy. It really made my day. However, the day I found out the guy had a girlfriend, well my heart was really broken. It's really sad. Last night, someone told me a love story that started happy and ended up really sad. My conclusion after hearing that is love sucks! After all the beautiful and sweet things, the bad one could come and when it comes one could really be heartbroken into pieces. So is it really worth it? Giving your time, attention, and heart to someone with the possibility of getting hurt? I like to believe it is, however *sigH* getting heartbroken is ... as I found out, can make you fat! No, seriously it's just freaking sad and stupid to feel sad about someone just because that someone is not yours or doesn't care about you as much as you care about them. Ah, it sounds emotional, isn't it? But I just got to thinking about this stuff. I wish each and everyone of you a happy ending!

:) eKa @ 10:53:00 PM • 0 comments

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