Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Eventful Events

As soon as I was done with the final exams, I was asked to help out for an event by a friend (not really anymore). I thought it would be a good opportunity to meet new people and mingle around so I signed up for it.

Though the event is HSBC Women's Championships, the pay was rather shitty (thanks to above friend mentioned, money-sucker!).

The first day of work was hell when we were trapped under the stuffy storeroom with no ventilation at all. We packed countless goodie bags and individual stock count, formed new bonds and spent most of the time chatting because we have to wait for the bosses for instructions.

On the first official competition day, my day was bound to kill me. It affected my mood so bad I seriously considered quitting, until I was persuaded to stay on and move on to another working location...

And then my life became great again. There, my duties was to register HSBC credit cardholders and give out coupons. Most of the rich people there are actually pretty nice, and I even bumped into Zhhen's mom.

Next to where I was seated with my colleague was this group of funky people - Felina, Andre and Co. We joked, gotten free food, played silly games and introduced ourselves to one another.

I was glad I was stationed there for the rest of the 3 days. :D
I had tried a buggy, been assigned a walkie-talkie, used a scanner and even walked across the grass patch the players walked on. Hahahaha.

As I moved over to Sky Tower to help out my friend, I was asked by a fucktard to pick up the body of a dead bird. He had the cheek to lie about the bird being a fake rubber one.

Over at the Gift Redemption Counter, I helped Shu Ting with the stock counting (the in-house accountant yo) and giving gifts (so shiok).

Though I must admit, the redemption tent is like an open concept sauna, but damp flooring and bad ventilation.

New alliances Brandon and Serena were of tremendous help to the otherwise extremely evil people the likes of *coughs* Rose and Angel *coughs*.

The 4-day event ended with a wonderful dinner/supper at Charlie's corner with much booze and delicious food.


Nearing the end of March, I worked for an event with Air Asia. Basically, we walked along the streets of Orchard Road, Raffles Place, City Hall and Bugis Street, in search of winners of the Air Asia tickets.

They were launching a new flight called the Air Asia Ex, non-stop flight from Kuala Lumpur to England.

Initially I thought this job would be easy, but I can never be so wrong. In the humid weather, shouting and walking along Orchard Road wasn't fun at all. Furthermore, we had to put up with some very rude passerbys.

As we were very loud (with Ian on drums and loudhailer) plus the vibrant red boards, we garnered loads of attention and people really tried winning the 7 pairs of tickets.

Richard (official photographer) compiled a video of the 2-day event and could be found on my FB:

Some dude actually followed us around town with a determination to win the pair of tickets (and he did eventually).

The van became our favourite spot, with aircon and finally being able to take a break.

And somehow after the 2-day event I find myself becoming a little tanned. :(

Lunch was good as we headed back to the place where I used to eat when I was working at NTUC Income. :D Oh I missed the chicken rice!

Sheena was my female counterpart who goes around shouting, "Win 2 free seats to London!" throughout the whole day. Nick was kind enough to buy us all Durian pancakes for our tea break. I also met many friends like Siraj, Daphne, George and his friend, and also Andre who tried his hands at winning.

This is one of my bosses. Denise Que, though she's just quit her job, that's only because she's going back to the Philippines to get married! Surprisingly, the other day I bumped into her at Funan IT Mall. How unexpected. I miss her! She poisonously funny.


My digital camera officially died on the third day I brought it to China, now I wonder how to survive without my pictures. Argh, I feel so handicapped. :(

Thursday, April 23, 2009

In A Nutshell...

For the past 6 months, I haven't been blogging regularly due to some unforeseen circumstances (yeah right) and a glance at my "To Be Blogged" folder  reveal that I have photo items dated back on the first day I met TK! Do you know how many bloody months was that? Approx. time: 8 months ago...

I recall that day being extemely daring though, boarding onto a complete strangers' car based on just one plurk entry by TK, and off we go to the island we call Sentosa.

Somehow, I wasn't scared of two big Rottweilers settling at the back of the car, but I was licked by them:

It also marked the day I first met Linny, where she and Boston (her furkid) had to make do with sitting with Bear & Bruno.

This was what happened at the back (luckily I got the front seat!):

For some weird reason, QQ was repeated violated by the boys (to date okay) with mass licking from the back!

TK brought us to this rather awesome venue called KM8 (which recently closed down due to some lease problems) and had a ball of a time there.

Linny's furkid Boston:

After we changed into comfortable clothes, we ordered pizza and TK brought out 2 dua leng gong bottles of Absolut bottles from the bar. I vaguely recall one of them is called a sarongflysomething (am I right?).

Next to where we were seated was a pool filled with half-naked hot/old/young/gross ang mohs alike, moving and swaying to very good house music over there.

I was checking out Linny's cute bottle (try to control the direction of your eye now) as I allow myself to sink into the atmosphere.

TK was constantly reminding us of disciplining our dogs because QQ was too hyperactive and would randomly bark non-stop. As for Boston, he was misbehaving and would even drag the entire beach chair with him as Linny walks away. What a strong boy.

Oh how I miss QQ when she still have this kind of expression on her face (which then attracted people on the beach to want to take pics with her), and now she's just.... utterly spoilt and out of control (but she doesn't mean any harm!). Just.....misunderstood.

TK surprisingly look young here. Over the past few months, we meet up occasionally to chit-chat and he did a lot of deflowering for me (ahem).

Back then I was curious and amazingly obsessed with the applicator at the bottle mouth (which was a brilliant transparent orange and blue) and I got to bring one home. :P


Subsequently when TK got closer, I met his bunch of friends when I was tricked into attending a Little Black Book Party (or something like that) held at Dempsey Road, The White Rabbit. Upon paying the cover charge, we have to choose amongst 4 little stickers to represent your mood (something along the lines) -

Green - Talk to me!
Yellow - You can try (blah blah)
Blue - I'm hot! (blah blah)
Red - Go away

I very much wanted to take the Red because I was slightly ticked off, and TK picked the TALK TO ME for myself. Luckily I was shabbily dressed and not sociable, thus no one approached me.

His bunch of fantastically crazy friends:


Nevertheless I met new people and had drinks. :)

In a blink of an eye, it's another Chinese New Year. Due to my grandmother's passing away last year, we couldn't go visiting thus it was another year of spending time at Genting. As usual, we have our celebratory dinner at Happy Valley (supposedly Ah Yat but it was fully booked! :( ).

Salmon can never be lacked in my favourite dish during CNY - Yee Shang. Although my other grandmother and daddy were happy to be going to Genting again, I'm sure their reason is very different from ours. Hur. *coughs* Casino *coughs*

One good thing when it comes to eating is that whatever my sis doesn't like to eat, I'll pick them up, like raw salmon! She prefers the crackers.

I never liked this kind of jelly-based stuffs because of one bad incident I had when I was in Primary 4. However I was being "forced" to try this GuiLinGao there, admittedly it had this very cooling effect on me and it was said to be good to the complexion. Hahaha.

Once I was having a fever in Primary 4 and spent a few days to recuperate. Mom prepared some grass jelly for me since it was a 'cooling' food, and I was the only person who ate it. Almost immediately after I ate it, I puked my guts out. Later did we found out that the grass jelly was expired.
- Digression end -

Sis and I now have phobias towards the manicure shop we used to frequent because of past bad experience and their sucky attitude. So this time round we decided to try artificial nails instead. There wasn't many to choose from but I settled on a pink set (I know right).

Back in the room we clipped, shaped and glued...

Yet when I wore this to school, Cheak said the flowers looked like his whiteheads when he picked them out from his face (fucking gross can).

Sis got her fake hair scrunchy that had the exact same shade to her hair. *jealous*

Just before we board the coach back to Singapore, I caught sight of a group of monkey frolicking amongst the trees.

I was just riveted by how animals eat and do their magic like picking fleas for each other. Amazingly, I find monkeys very much like humans.

For the first time I get to see Chingay in the neighbourhood (will never get that in Sengkang!) after I moved back to Ang Mo Kio. The float parade was cute but there was a mini car accident when they were turning and smoke was coming out.

One dumb pedestrian was almost ran over and had no idea what was going on even with so many people "OI!"-ing at him. *facepalm*


In January, I was invited to my first 21st birthday celebration at Singapore Polo Club. There, I met long-time-no-see friends Kwang Wei (can I call you Daigo instead?!), Yi Chang, Josephine (birthday girl) and Hui Qing.

There was a French Bollywood theme which most of us did not follow but I did contribute my part by sticking the bead thingy up my forehead.

Josephine looked gorgeous in her (assumed) violet gown dress and big curls! I like how her long-term boyfriend is named Joseph. Imagine their wedding reception board :

Welcome to Joseph and Josephine's Wedding Banquet
Fwah, nice.

I cabbed down to the Club and the first person I met was actually Michelle. I shocked myself by not able to recognised Yi Chang who was seated right next to her. I even dumbly questioned her, "Err, that guy is your boyfriend ah?"

I was thrown back with another question, "You don't know him?"

Erm, how would I know him???????

I thought to myself.

IT WAS YI CHANG. Roar. I totally embarrassed myself there.

Anyway, he did the most romantic thing (IMO) for Michelle. During her internship in China, he saved up and surprised her at the doorstep with his appearance.

Kai Xiang the photographer couldn't recognise me. We worked together once for his final FSV project, but oh well. It's okay because we are now Facebook friends (hahaha, who isn't nowadays?).
 Pictures all accredited to Kai Xiang (above). :D

In late February, there was this  OCBC national cycling event that TK and I signed up for, along with a bunch of his friends. I went to collect the goodie bag with him a week before the event.

On that day I woke up early to wait for TK, with his car loaded with bigass bicycles at the back of hi boot.

It was an apparent good morning for a sporting event. I never expected to see this many people (mind you we were the third batch of people!).

That is Barbra who thinks that 20KM was an easy feat. Me, on the other hand, was actually drenched in sweat and feeling lethargic afterwards. She is what I call a 女强人!:P

TK was all geared up too, what with his helmet and gloves. What bad luck bestowed on him when his newly serviced bicycle chained broke off before the event started. He had to salvage it with another $80 burnt through his pocket. Ow.

As much I was reluctant to wear the helmet, it was obligatory for this event. "No Helmet, No Ride" seemed more like their slogan to me.

It feels good to exercise this much, cycling from the F1 pit builing, around Raffles Boulevard before heading towards East Coast Park and back again. Throughout my bicycle stand was faulty and it kept dropping down. Many considerate cyclists halted me to inform me, and I had explain so many times to them what was wrong. :(

 Now that I've cycled, I want to ice-skate and roller-blade. :P


February was like a breeze after my final examinations (which I did poorly for :( ) and March began with me slogging away for the HSBC Womens' Championships (yes I seem to be involved in bank-sponsored activities). Wahahaha.

Despite the relatively shitty pay, I'm glad I helped out for this event. Not to mention I've met up with a group of very spontaneous and happy friends, seen the inside of Tanah Merah Country Club, rode buggy multiple times in a day, and met my current "squeeze". Ahem.


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