Monday, May 30, 2005

Slack the Rope!

The last entry was quite incoherent. Nvm that. ^^ Was halfway through in the convy with Melinda and Simon when da guy came up with this. Thus it explains the Quote and Unquote. Totally sian (Dun mind my Singlish).

Didn't have anything to do today. So it ended up with the 3 of us going to 7-11 to get a pack of texas BBQ ruffles chips and sat down at the nice environment in Biopolis to have a small scale picnic. We chatted while we gorged ourselves with chips. Then went to 7-11 again for a round of juices cum pudding session. Hee`

Seriously, we're that bored. And i never failed to laugh my ass off with the bunch of them, although they claim tt im the mastermind. =( Wahaha` It's damn cool to hang out with them, especially when kimchi *ahem* comes around. (sry private joke) We spent the rest of the day fooling around in front of the PC and of coz, using the PC. I even helped created a blog for Melinda.. hee` She's so happy now!

Reached home to find my mum telling me that they're considering when to put Beethoven (the big mixed breed dog of mine) to sleep. She's been with us for 14 yrs now (since 1991). I fought back my tears when i heard this. Yes, i know i have to face this sooner or later, but i really wanna avoid this topic. I love the times i'd lie on the floor to hug and sleep with her. I love the times we jogged in the park. I love everything about her.

But now, i bet she's feeling quite terrible now, having to throw up and have diarrhoea at the same time. I really really wanna avoid the topic of putting her to sleep. She was never an "IT" like any other dogs, she's my confidante whom i talked to when im at my lowest. A dog's a man's best fren. But she's my kin. I bet that having to lose her would be one of the major downs in my life, and i'd never be prepared to do that. God take mercy on her!

Posted by reticent_aura at 5/30/2005 09:25:00 PM

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Posted by reticent_aura at 5/30/2005 03:40:00 PM

Sunday, May 29, 2005


Armageddon has never failed to make me tear. Even after the many times i've watched it. And it didn't help at all that ms cheryl tay has to come onto the screen at the uber action part. *Growl*

Finally got my first pay today, -.- thanks to Melinda who informed me. muahaha` Treated my brothers, hammie and momma to half spring chicken each person for dinner just now.

And finally got in touch with Merc on friendster coz she replied me after i sent her a message eons ago. Great. Had a great chat with her on msn and learnt tt she's planning to go ROM next yr, and wants sandy and me to be her bridesmaids.

Learnt about her mum's death. Wanting so much to leave a comment, but couldn't bring myself to do so. I really dun hate her anymore and i feel sorry for her. But point is, i was ever willing to be friends with her again, would she even appreciate it? I should just be a bystander.

Still, im truly happy to catch up with merc.

Posted by reticent_aura at 5/29/2005 11:40:00 PM

Groovy baby!

JUkebox :: Junior Senior :: Move ur feet

Currently feeling real groovy coz of this song.
//s-s-sing my song// and y-y-you sing along, //just p-p-put my record on//and all of your troubles are dead and gone//

hee` Just woke up a while ago, feeling quite energized now. Hammie was at my place the whole day yesterday, we then went out with Chris and my mum to Toa Payoh Central in the evening to shop at the pasar malam and other places. Reached home at about 10+, just in time to catch The Beach, since the last time in sec sch i watched the pirated vcd version.

After watching it, Chris, Ray, hammie and i went down for supper at Swee Choon, the famous tim sum place ^^ The 4 of us had a great time chatting atop the nice food. *slurps* Spent about 30 bucks on it. I love the chee cheong fun muahaha`

The night ride on bike was crazeee, especially when the driver is Ray. My legs were literary shaking from the vibrations of the motor.

Reached home at about 3+, watched abit of "Go Go Japan" and knockedout.

Posted by reticent_aura at 5/29/2005 12:30:00 PM

Saturday, May 28, 2005

Happy Birthday to Mr Sum Yit Wen!

OOhhhh i'll never forget how you smashed my small lil whiteboard back in Townsville. hee` ^^v

Didn't know that u actually liked me back in primary school when i confessed 3 months ago that i had a crush on u (back in pri sch).

I came out of the shower an hour ago, with hammie saying TAAA-DAAAA! And then telling me he's got a surprise for me. ^^
He actually bought the cornetto mini for me, which i didn't buy since a long time ago when i really wanted it coz i find it too ex. hee`

He's using the PC outside and im using my lappy inside my room and for about 4 times of 10 minutes interval each, he'll come into my room and outrage my modesty. (Just kidding!) haha` He'd hug me and bury his face into my hair, telling me how deep he's falling in love with me.

Posted by reticent_aura at 5/28/2005 06:21:00 PM

It's time to have relax and rest!

wheeee! Another week passed just by the snapped of fingers.. But i didn't think this way during midweek though.

Supervisor told me to teach this NUS 3rd yr student to do trizolization (the extraction of RNA). And she even told me to be patient with her coz she'll ask alot of questions and my sup even told me to treat her as if she doesn't have any BIO background. Sounds crude right?

Anyhow, yesterday was super slack. Finished the exp very fast, so went for some of the PI talks. Had free lunch with ze gang and it was crazeeee, we were laughing our heads off till we couldn't walk anymore and only merely stood squatting on the floor. WAHAHA~

Attended some talks before tea break.
Had tea with Simon and Xiaofei, then brought back some for Melinda and Jas. From then, i slacked till abt 5 then left to meet sandy and yx at city hall.

Took train down to orchard with them coz we wanted to have dinner at crystal jade. Went to shop around after dinner and sat down to chat. They had their fair share of smacking of butts and poking of breasts. (of me... SADly)

My mum was sooo cute, called and asked me if i brought my frens to crystal jade coz she knew i've been craving for it since a long time ago. And even told me she knew tt i'm definitely gonna be home late coz of gurls' talk session. haha`

On the way home, the crowd was crazeee. Twas packed like sardines in the train and some couldn't even get in. Hmmm`

Im gonna go shopping, when the fever kind of dies down tt is. Can't shop with packed human traffic and long fitting room lines. hmmm` I've already armed my wallet! Just waiting for the right time ^^v

Today is Hammie Day. *grinz*

Posted by reticent_aura at 5/28/2005 09:47:00 AM

Thursday, May 26, 2005


Coldplay dedicated this song of theirs to Kylie Minogue who was diagnosed with breast cancer and can't go for the Australian Tour and also the concert in Singapore in June.

Coldplay - The Scientist

Come up to meet you, tell you I'm sorry
You don't know how lovely you are

I had to find you
Tell you I need you
Tell you I set you apart

Tell me your secrets
And ask me your questions
Oh let's go back to the start

Running in circles
Coming up tails
Heads on a silence apart

Nobody said it was easy
It's such a shame for us to part
Nobody said it was easy
No one ever said it would be this hard

Oh take me back to the start

I was just guessing
At numbers and figures
Pulling your puzzles apart

Questions of science
Science and progress
Do not speak as loud as my heart

Tell me you love me
Come back and haunt me
Oh and I rush to the start

Running in circles
Chasing our tails
Coming back as we are

Nobody said it was easy
Oh it's such a shame for us to part
Nobody said it was easy
No one ever said it would be so hard

I'm going back to the start

Posted by reticent_aura at 5/26/2005 01:16:00 AM


Currently Jammin :: Billy Joel - Piano Man

Wheeeeeee` I've just finished the 2nd interim report ^^ Totalled up 819 words, so happy that i can finish it within 2 hours, and with finding songs to download, uploading of songs to player in between hee` Now i can enjoy my weekend with nothing to worry!

Work was extremely exciting today. Did induction of neural differentiation on Cord Blood cells instead of the usual bone marrow cells. It worked out extremely well! Took a 2 hours video on how the cord blood cells become neural cells in that period of time, and it really showed how the dendrites formed plus all the neurotransmitters and all. Cool!

After we replaced the induction medium with the normal serum rich medium, we again took video of it and saw that the cells actually became fat like normal cord blood cells again and all the dendrites and all were gone. omgomgomg. Damn cool. All the researchers were like attracted to the video in the room and discussing how it could happen. hee`

So yep. It got me really perked up and excited towards the end of the day. Still, i slept like a log in the train. haha` Had a great time laughing till stomach churned and legs weak after lunch coz of the private long joke which got the 4 of us turning upside down. Muahaha *grinz*

I'm dying and fading into the background without novels. =( I need to read. Someone please kill me now. hmmmm maybe i should just dig out my Julius Caesar to read. hee`

On an ending note, i realised my room is junkload FULL of THIS **points down

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Relative of Brad PIG

Posted by reticent_aura at 5/26/2005 12:45:00 AM

Monday, May 23, 2005


Wheeeeeeeeee` I'm so happy and excited now. I've spent hours doing this skin. Got it from somebody who posted it up, then edited alot of stuff, threw away some areas and tables, added own pictures, marquee and all to suit my own love and features. ^^v I've finally done it. hee`

Today's family day! Mom was so enthu in going but in the end didn't, coz ah ma came to our place and she's afraid of riding on bikes so she said she didn't wanna waste cab fare. haiz. SIANsation. Anyhow, i rode pillion on Chris' bike and the 2 of us plus ray went to Sungei Road to fix their bikes.

While ray was doing his bike, chris and i went to visit the nearby flea market and la-teh. it's the first time i've ever been to sg's flea market. Cool, but still, nothing caught my eye. I was looking for 2nd hand books but the selection was too small =(
Anyhow, i had a great time and really enjoyed myself especially the bike ride.

After we reached home and rest for a while, the whole family excluding dad (who's working till 9pm) went for a sumptous dinner at the nearby kopitiam, along with Jacky ^^ Spent abt 50 bucks on everything, the zi cha foodstuff, rojak, fish maw soup, dumplings, BBQ stingray. It was crazeeeee *slurps*

Went through my photo albums and browsed through truckloads of memories, am gonna scan them all when i've got the time ^^
Oh and here's a shot taken when we sent Yenching off to Perth in Changi Airport in Feb this yr. Stole it frm Reina's photoalbum heee`

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She's the one at the top row, 2nd from the right. Hmmm, miss her loads. And she's never coming back, unless to visit her relatives or frens here. =(

Posted by reticent_aura at 5/23/2005 11:33:00 PM

Sunday, May 22, 2005

Grinning from ear to ear =)

Hammie's still suffering from post hot date symptoms. He's resting nicely on my brother's bed, curled up like a prawn now. hehe` Just like how he loves to suan me when he sees me sleeping soundly on my bed. Plus he even told me that he made funny faces at me, but i didn't care. haha` CRAP right.

Somehow, i fell in love with him again yesterday ^^ We met up for Amityville Horror at 1pm in Lido. Then we went in, kinda enjoyed the show. It was seriously action packed towards the end. haha` Not bad at all.

Afterwhich we went taka to shop for a while.. Bought a top from Forever 21 ^^ happy. Then went to alot of places to shop, baby lurve this black polo tee frm Wh, but lol it still cost as ex as ever. Thus he's still quite sad. hee` Damn i forgot to bring Tangs voucher! nvm next time ^^ Think it's expiry date is in 2007? hmmmm`

Went to chat with Melinda coz she's working at the Cocoa Trees at the Basement of taka, selling chocolates. In the end after chatting with her for a while, hammie got seriously interested in the chunks of choc. Thought that they were selling it at 16.90 per 100 grams, so hammie didn't want it. After we asked Melinda, she said it's at 8+ per 100 grams. Hammie got excited and was like, "KK i want i want. gimme a mix of the bars" And so he bought it which cost about 9 bucks.

Hao she de leh. wahaha` He actually gave up royce which is only opposite of Cocoa trees.. AWWW Miracle.

Shopped around, didn't realise taka dun have hang ten, so can't get the polo tees mum wanted, will try to get it today or tml ^^

Saw swee kee and grace too. such a coincidence.

Had lunch at the food haven of basement 1, lurve it! The thai style beef stew kway teow i had was crazeeeee, beef given like as if it's chicken and the soup is superb =) Bought Cookie chous back home for momma, and also queued up quite long for hammie's popiah.

After that we went home, just in time to catch mom. It was really funny to see hammie eat the cookie chou coz he just wasn't gentle enuff. haha` Oh yah, i forgot, we walked home in the rain after we reached yio chu kang station. ^^ And the rain was seriously big, enjoyed ourselves though ^^

When we reached home, of course we quickly went to shower. It's a short date, but it's a lovely one. ^^

Posted by reticent_aura at 5/22/2005 10:20:00 AM

Friday, May 20, 2005


I'm feeling very upbeat and a lil cranky now. hehe` Maybe im kinda getting excited over the hot date tml muahaha` Actually it's only a normal date with my hammie. hee` But i dunno why, i feel extremely happy now. ^^v

Long weekend's here YAY! I'm seriously broke now, though it's not the end of the month, but im still happy and very much excited ^^ hehe`

Happy 55th Month Anniversary to lovely wolfey, even though it's like a day belated.

We celebrated with tt steamboat/bbq dinner at MS. And winnie's celebrating it today with her other half. haha` We both love the 19th =)

Today did lotsa PCR and agarose gel electrophoresis. Man im sick of it. Anyhow, did until 6.10 and nicey simon waited up for me since he's meeting his frens for dinner at 7. Music on the move is great with my new mp3 player. Tralala, guess this is one of the reasons i got real happy.

Class list is out!! ^^ And just as i've guessed, im in the same class as melinda ^^, and also alot others, so contented hee`

K this is a non coherent entry. But i like hee` Alrighty it's survivor time! i lurve those reward and immunity Challenges!!! ^^v

Posted by reticent_aura at 5/20/2005 09:49:00 PM

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Affiliations to the slacker's club.

Had absolutely nothing to do the whole of yesterday and today. After the journal club meeting yesterday morning till 11.30, i was practically collecting dust and gathering cobwebs. It was tt bad. After lunch in the pantry, Melinda and i slacked abit then went to the gym to workout for a while before going to the library to listen to mp3 and sleep.

Today, the same thing happens and i went to the library to listen to music and sleep. (Psst:coz tt's the only place i can sleep peacefully instead of having to lookout if anyone's coming when i sleep at my workstation.)

Luckily for the new desktop tt Alex put on our table, if not we'll be bored to death. At least i can entertain myself by playing mahjong solitaire on it. ^^

Met up with hammie after work, wanted to go j8 at first. But suddenly feel like eating steamboat at MS. so we went there for dinner ^^ Had a great time eating with just the 2 of us. Shall ask Regina and Jason along next time. I miss double dating =)

Just reached home, super sleepy and tired. Thinking of bring laptop to work tml, can have my own downloaded games and also can start on the interim report ^^

Posted by reticent_aura at 5/18/2005 11:22:00 PM

Sunday, May 15, 2005

Photowhore!! hehe`

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Taken on the Sunday before Mothers' Day. It was a super boring day, and boredom drives the owner of this jack russell crazeee.. So she put her dog into the washing machine and OMG, he's long enuff to stand!!!

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The Fruit Gateau Mother's Day cake i bought for my momma =) Heart shaped and wrapped with pink lace ^^ And also a German Blackforest one for hammie's mum.


Following shots taken in lab. ^^

Agarose Gel Electrophoresis. ^^

My supervisor's workbench, messy huh.

Minivortex machine =) sooooooo cute!! haha`

Trizol solution containing proteins and DNA and other debris. RNA extracted.

Taken from fly lab, which is currently simon's specialization now. haha` This is the fruit flies RIP area.

Posted by reticent_aura at 5/15/2005 11:05:00 AM


Been doing lotsa experiments for the last 2 days of the wk, trizolization, PCR and running of gel.

On friday, i met up with winnie, dee dee and 2 of winnie's colleagues for lunch at crystal jade in holland v. Had a great time chatting and savouring nice food =) hehe` I'm addicted to hong you cao shou!! arrrr`

Chris booked tickets to Bangkok for our whole family plus grandma coz it's 2 for 1. It'll be from 25th July to 29th July, so..... Yep, i'm skipping school, gonna cook up some excuse to tell CYC or future class mentor. hee`

And he bought iPod shuffle for me!!!! haha` Coz he actually wanted to go exchange my "dead" mp3 player at the same shop in SimLim, but it closed down -.- Anyhow, i love the design, very sleek and small, but no LCD screen hee` nvm ^^v

I was down with a high fever yesterday, till it reaches 39.0 degrees Celsius. Felt really terrible. Went for morning breakfast at downstairs kopitiam with hammie and my parents. Seems like a cute double date huh. haha` Couldn't even finish 1 egg 1 plain prata, left more than half, asking hammie to finish them up.

Hammie became my private nurse, taking care of me throughout the day, thermometer, water, remote control and all. haha` So glad i became much better in the evening, after i drank the herbal tea my mom cooked plus the different kinds of panadol. ^^v

But quite sad, coz hammie and i had planned to go out yesterday, enjoy nice food together and have fun shopping. Haiz. Hoping today i can do tt after the bible study session! =)

Posted by reticent_aura at 5/15/2005 10:37:00 AM

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

I've done a total of 9 hrs (from 9am to 7.10pm) continuous experiment with only half an hour in between for my own packed lunch from home. Scraping of bone marrow cells from 28 flasks were a big torture. Going in and out of cold room for a total of 20 times to do sonication was even worst. Everything is terror.

But still. i kinda like induction of bone marrow cells to differentiate into neural cells. Interesting.
We were even thinking of making a 2 hr video on plainly how the cells differentiate.

I was feeling very much disturbed the whole day, with winnie to chat to thankfully. And also some pals who reminded me that i know i should move on. Very grateful to sandy's email which i read when i reached home, it seriously cracked me up, kinda stunned to learn tt u're actually kinda sympathetic instead of giving snarky remarks. hee` Yah, I bet u must have been abducted by aliens and had a thorough for good brainwash *grinz*

I've moved on. ^^v Decided to act bimbotic and wave my hand like sandy said i should.

Posted by reticent_aura at 5/11/2005 10:27:00 PM

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Mixed. (Caution, exciting stuff ahead)

I'm confused. I do not want an explanation from her anymore, neither do i need another defensive and vehement argument. I started off the comment feeling very pissed and angry. But in the end i decided to mellow it down to become very composed and all. Coz i know that i can never win in oral matches with a bitch.


Here's wad happened when she got infuriated:

In sec 3 at a fire drill assembly on the basketball court, the whole school gathered and lined up. I was in the line of my class when suddenly this hot tempered gurl who came out of nowhere, trotted to my front and hurled ugly words at me. She was like someone who seems to have released from her leash.

She started shouting at me, while the whole school stared in shock with even the principals and teachers present. She said that even if the whole world were to be left with only shihan, she wouldn't even want him. So that meant that she heard rumors about me saying she's trying to steal shihan. -.- LAME huh. But i dunno who's kind enuff to spread tt. And there i was, never even utter a word, shocked at wad my best fren just did to me.

Afterwhich she went forward to sandy and hurled abuses as well.

I didn't argue, coz i knew it wouldn't do any good. Yes u guessed it. I cried. I cried all the way, even until i reached my class. I never stopped. She was in the next class. And my classmates surrounded me, consoling me, telling me not to care about her. Some even wrote postcards for me.

So that's the super exciting incident huh. I'll never forget this wonderful fren who doesn't clarify things before acting impulsively. Yet it's not this incident which made our relationship vanished.


Here's her side of the story: (as posted in her entry)

" There was once a girl, M and her friend, A..they did everything 2gether.. shopping..gossiping..laughter..troubles..anythg under e sun.. then one day..M was infuriated! but she later on admited tt she had jumped to conclusion without clarifying the rumour..wat made her so mad tt her brains sizzled and her hair frizzed? seemed..A had tot M was going to steal her bf!!!! *gasp!! ( emplified by dolby surround system please)..a heated argument errupted and soon e friendship was no more..WAT WOULD YOU HAVE DONE? "

AND this is my comment to the entry:(word for word as i've posted)

" *applause* ^^

tat's like so dolby huh.

Anyhow, I'd have at least nicely ASK this person if the rumor is correct or nt. I wouldn't just act like any veggie seller and make myself lose face in front of the whole school by shouting at her.
Isn't that supposed to be the way frens handle things?

And wow, wad's up with after more than 5 mths of COLD war and all and u suddenly felt the urge to call and talk to me saying "Angela, u're the only person i can talk to, i have no other frens?" wad am i? Auntie Kelly? And after that we're never in contact ever again? wow so much for confidante.

And btw, it's all tt self contradicting in u.. one day giving me a letter saying let's be frens and all. and the next day onwards all the hi and bye are all dispensed even when we crossed each other's path?

I felt like a total fool saying hi and bye to u or just plainly smiling and got nth in return. It happened alot of times and nt only once. Not even a smile or a wave of hand, mind u. So why should i bother from then on?

I expect nth from u.i dun even wanna ask for a mere aqquaintance from u now. i dun deserve it. i believe Regina and Sandy feels the same way too. But im nt asking u to stay out of my life. ^^ Coz the past moulded the present me.

Even though im now a person who doesn't trust ppl too easily, im also one who doesn't believe in hating ppl. Coz tt's a waste of energy and time.

But i must tell u. I believe u must have had a special place in my heart, if not why would i feel sad even now? And definitely more of sad than angry.

Have a great life. "

This is Regina's: (She was from the gang too)

"I thought we shouldn't be fighting over this anymore. It had happened so long ago le. What the point of digging the past???I agreed with Angela on the fact that we were hurt by ur inconsistent behaviours. I was hurt deeply."

Posted by reticent_aura at 5/10/2005 11:18:00 PM

Monday, May 09, 2005

We've come thus far.

Met up with wing, rayn, winnie and dee after work today for dinner at AMK. Went home before that to cook dinner for family first thus was late. Anyhow, we dined at the stupid jap restaurant which i thought would be nice enuff like the one in Toa Payoh. BUt.... u noe it. The food is really bad.

Thanks to Chris, he came to fetch me home after the dinner ^^ Thus i managed to catch the 2nd half hr of 9 o'clock show ^^

Anyhow, we've enjoyed ourselves by chatting with each other and all. But still nt enuff catching up, find someday go eat steamboat and the session will definitely be much longer ^^


This following words are for thoughts sake. Coz i came across her blog on friendster and actually convinced myself to go see wad she wrote inside it:

Thus, it became too thought provoking that i had to pen it down here. She's Michelle, a person whom i used to refer to as my buddy back in sec 1 and 2.

And dun u try to act as a noe it all as if it's some sort of "oh-both-of-u-must-have-fallen-out-over-guys-or-some-other-silly-stuff. But nope. We didn't. Somehow her self denial and self proclaimation + A MAJOR part of self contradicting did the job. And mind u, it was all SELF.

In her 2nd nice entry to her very own blog on frenster, she question the meaning of friends, and kinda stick the definition and all. So i couldn't help it and i left a comment on tt very entry - "But did u ever thought that u might be the one inflicting the pain on ur buddy instead of ur buddy on u?"

I believe i'll be met with vehement argues saying yadar yadar yadar u bitch and all. But, nvm, coz i knew it in my heart wad happened there and then. And someone else knows it too.

Dear Lord, i cried for dunno how many freaking days just coz of that stupid incident and the dumb letter. Yes, she kinda 'broke off' the friendship with me for only god knows wad reason -.-And there she comes telling me one day after 2 mths saying this : "So angela, have u read the letter? I really wanna be frens with u again." Guess wad i did? i stupidly believed in everything she said and knowing me, i didn't say no! u can't and all. She hugged me, i returned it and i THOUGHT all was fine.

And *poof* we never become frens at all. We aren't even considered the sort of hi and bye frens coz she doesn't even say hi or bye to me after tt even if we crossed each other's path. RIDICULOUS u might say. That's wad i felt too huh. Heck.

And suddenly 1 day after leaving secondary school life and almost saying hello to poly life, she called me up - "Angela, u're the only person i can talk to now, i have no other frens to tok to YADAR YADAR YADAR"

I didn't call her a bitch and slam down the fone. Instead, i listened in to her for more than half an hour i remember. Yes. u've guessed it, she didn't call or email or snail mail or wadeva me after tt "Auntie Kelly" call.

I believe that i should never ever waste my energy to hate a person. And i've never ever hated anyone. But i know that if i have to choose a hate friend just like i'd pen it into some primary sch kids autograph book, i'd choose her.

Because i've never seen such a Bloody Ingrate (Bolded phrase courtesy of my sec sch form teacher) before. I was the one who delivered the leftover bread which after the shop closes to her flat. I walked for 15 minutes just to get to her place to pass her the bread in the night, just because her dad was bankrupt at tt time. My mum told me to do so, saying tt she was pitiful.

And wad did i get in the end? She doesn't even remember whose hand was it who fed her. Even my dear jack russell knows better than tt.

ALright. i shan't continue anymore. I wanna have a peaceful sleep instead of a thought provoking one.

Cheers, and please think of ur fren's feelings before u inflict the pain.

Posted by reticent_aura at 5/09/2005 11:22:00 PM

Saturday, May 07, 2005

Happy Mothers' Day

As i've mentioned in the last entry, it was my mum's operation on last Wednesday. She had this Bilateral Carpel Tunnel Syndrome. It's supposed to be numbness on her fingers and all, and this op can alter her nerves or something to make the fingers 'alive' again.

Chris and i took the day off to accompany her to NUH, reached by 1.30pm. Changed into op gown and waited till Ray came coz he took half day off. Then mum went into the OT at 3.20 coming out at 4.30.

So the 3 of us waited and when she came out. She was still pretty much lively and well, coz it's only local anesthesia. It was really funny how the 3 of us flocked to her side and askin alot of questions.

Afterwhich we waited for the medicine and next doctor's appointment before we went off at about 5+. So it ended up with my mum and her 2 bandaged wrists.

Da bao dinner for on wednesday thursday and friday. Went to fetch hammie on friday after work. haha` Took train all the way to tanah merah to meet him. But i shan't complain coz he's always travelling from lakeside to my hse then back. ^^

On the way, we gotten down at bugis and shopped in cold storage, got 2 packs of pasta and ate takopachi + peach tea. Afterwhich we took cab and da bao dinner home for momma and ourselves from a kopitiam near my hse.


Didn't go out today, not gonna do so tml either. haiz. Seriously hoping i could go somewhere to shop ^^ BUT. i just need to stay home to accompany my mum, since ppl say daughters are the closest to mum. And i sure do agree with both hands and legs, well at least in my case. I'm super attached to my mum, so much so that I'd wanna finish my work quickly and go home to accompany her.

Today i did the cooking of lunch and dinner. Everything's available - Soup, curry fish head, veggie, meat for dinner and porridge plus some condiments for lunch. Nah, not condiments lar, just kidding, simply normal stuff like salted egg, fried beansprouts, fried cod fish, and those canned stuff to go with it ^^

After i cooked dinner, i even offered to bath my mum coz her hands can't touch water at all. And she has only wiped herself with a cloth everyday coz she wun let me bath her. Today, she relented and i washed her hair and her body, thus making her feel much better. I'm so happy too! hee`

OH! Did nothing much for this mothers' day coz spent too much money on cab fares and meals last wednesday. haiz, amounted to about 50 bucks, just for tt day. Anyway, i'm happy as long as my family's happy.

I ordered 2 cakes today, 1 German Blackforest for hammie's mum and 1 Fruit Gateau for my mum, both are heart shaped. Brought home the fruit one first today coz i wanna give mum, then i'm gonna collect the remaining cake tml for hammie to bring home. We decided to share the cost together so it'll be like we're sharing gift for my mum and his mum. =)

They even give a free stalk of carnation when u get a cake, just like wad they did last yr when i bought one too. ^^v So tie1 xin1.

I'm so bored at home. =( haiz. Chris tried to change my dead mp3 player for another model yesterday, but found out that the stupid shop closed down le -.- URGH. Then he told me something really sweet. He said he's gonna pia lots of OT this coming week to get me a new mp3 player ^^ That's why im sooo attached to my kins! hee`

I'm still bored.. =( haiz. shall go pop some pills then sleep, to try to rid myself of the 4 days old flu. shucks.

Posted by reticent_aura at 5/07/2005 10:12:00 PM

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Caught up

Great, suffering from flu now. Anyhow, it's like 9am now and im resting my butt at home in my room, instead of being in Gerald Udolph's lab casting agarose gel. Btw, tt's my boss' name.^^v
Took a day off today so that i can accompany momma to NUH for the op along with Chris.

Phew. I woke up early so as to ensure that she doesn't run off somewhere to avoid taking the op.
Luckily she didn't. So that means i've succeeded in persuading her to go for the op. I used threaten actually, coz i really didn't want her to run away from it. I told her "if u dun go i'll really be angry" hehe` =)

Baby called me a while ago, asking me if i have anything i feel like eating, so that he could get for me when he drop by later. He even took today off to accompany us to the hospital. ^^
And his attachment is ending on 15th instead of 31st!! haha` yay! Im so happy for him hee`

I'm hoping that everything goes well for momma, even though it's only a small op, that she'll have the courage and strength to heal her mental and physical needs. So i guess for the time being, i have to be home everyday after and cook dinner and all ^^ i love to cook! haha`


Posted by reticent_aura at 5/04/2005 09:18:00 AM

Monday, May 02, 2005

Your #1 Match: ENFJ

The Giver
You strive to maintain harmony in relationships, and usually succeed.
Articulate and enthusiastic, you are good at making personal connections.
Sometimes you idealize relationships too much - and end up being let down.
You find the most energy and comfort in social situations ... where you shine.
You would make a good writer, human resources director, or psychologist.

Your #2 Match: INFJ

The Protector
You live your life with integrity, originality, vision, and creativity.
Independent and stubborn, you rarely stray from your vision - no matter what it is.
You are an excellent listener, with almost infinite patience.
You have complex, deep feelings, and you take great care to express them.
You would make a great photographer, alternative medicine guru, or teacher.

Your #3 Match: ENFP

The Inspirer
You love being around people, and you are deeply committed to your friends.
You are also unconventional, irreverant, and unimpressed by authority and rules.
Incredibly perceptive, you can usually sense if someone has hidden motives.
You use lots of colorful language and expressions. You're qutie the storyteller!
You would make an excellent entrepreneur, politician, or journalist.

Your #4 Match: ESFJ

The Caregiver
You are sympathetic and caring, putting friends and family first.
A creature of habit, you prefer routines and have trouble with change.
You love being in groups - whether you're helping people or working on a project.
You are good at listening, laughing, and bringing out the best in people.
You would make a great nurse, social worker, or teacher.

Your #5 Match: INFP

The Idealist
You are creative with a great imagination, living in your own inner world.
Open minded and accepting, you strive for harmony in your important relationships.
It takes a long time for people to get to know you. You are hesitant to let people get close.
But once you care for someone, you do everything you can to help them grow and develop.
You would make an excellent writer, psychologist, or artist.

What's Your Personality Type?

Posted by reticent_aura at 5/02/2005 02:15:00 PM

I'm a Scientist? Not.

Hee` Heck that lame title. Anyhow, friday's work was horrid. Slacked in the morning, went for lunch with Jas and Melinda. Came back, warm up the medium and all.

Only did subculturing of bone marrow cells the whole afternoon, and it's enuff to kill me. I've never did cell culture as large scale as this before.

So i did. Harvested the bone marrow cells and subculture them into 29 flasks. YES u didn't have parallex error while reading this. And i have to mix and prepare medium (food) for the cells which amounts to like 440ml in total. Horrid. So i ended up preparing the medium in 2 F75 flasks as wad ting ting taught me. And seed the cells.

Labelling was enuff to kill me too. Imagine labelling all the 29 flasks with date, name of cells, and name of cell owner (which is me DUH). But nevertheless, it's an eye opener. hurhur

Spent my day chatting with mom along with hammie. Last night was especially cute. 3 of us stuck inside my room, with air con and pitched black darkness, just lying down on the beds and chatted for a few hrs. Mom's having health problems lately. Hoping that she can tide over this. Gonna have her op soon, and im gonna take a day off or something, with Chris to accompany her to NUH.

She's got wad's that - Bilateral something something syndrome. Forgot the words. haha` Anyway, it's got to do with her fingers' numbness and all. Praying now that she can think things through and not hesitating to go ahead with the op.

Bible Study session today was fruitful. Watched a 45 minutes video tape on the various prophesies came true and the super powers which reigned over earth since 2500 yrs ago. The guy who came today was especially good at conducting the session with prayers and all. And also thanks to jessica who comes over every week to let me learn more about the bible ^^

Posted by reticent_aura at 5/02/2005 01:35:00 AM

Sunday, May 01, 2005

Photowhore session of the wedding gifts

Taken during hammie's cousin's wedding a few wks ago on Sunday.
Alot of gifts were given to the guests (i love those gifts!)...
Each of us were given a star shaped paper box of individually wrapped chocolates. super cute wrappings but too bad, i finished all ^^v

AND a small box with the following "wedding cake" is also given. Ppl thought it was a candle, but it's actually a small jewellery box.

Plus also there's a pair of beanie bears, a couple actually, wearing groom and bride's clothes.
These 2 gifts given at 5 per table, total 10, so only alternate ppl get same gifts. But i got both coz i have hammie!! haha`

See the pair of love birds atop the mock wedding cake? soo cute haha`

nicely wrapped, and labelled "Wedding At the M"

The gifts are so exquisite and unique. I wanna have those too when i hold my dinner ^^ hehe`

Posted by reticent_aura at 5/01/2005 10:33:00 AM