Archive for the ‘Personal’ Category

Debut… And More


So….  This then is my debut. I’ve been on stage before – during my school days, and if I recall right, twice during short performances at church services. This however was different. Together with a small cast, I was coached by a professional, and it took months. 
I can’t say I didnt enjoy it. I used to struggle a lot with being the focus of attention. Handicapped me. Hindered me. I have healed and grown much since. Hence this debut. Enjoyed working with the team. I learned a lot.

Guess what? There might be a reprise, and this time at a Black Box. Wow…. Stay tuned.


Room with a View


Sometimes it is just nice to sit and be still. It’s been such a hectic few months. From multiple weddings to funerals, from Christmas plays to Christmas parties, from rehearsals to performances, from family time to work catch-ups…. It’s time to relax. Be quiet. And just chill.

What better way than to do it from a room with a view? Apart from being by the beach, or enjoying a walk in the park… sometimes I just want to hibernate. Thankful for the view I get….
Do you like what you see?

An OCD Moment


I confess. It’s a hidden part of me… sometimes it kind of escapes. Every now and again I just have to release it… actually truth be told, when the moment strikes I simply cannot contain it.

I get very obsessive about neatness, orderliness and not having anything out of place

Well, that moment occurred a few days ago. I took a look at these files and my fingers itched. Do you see what I see? They look neatly arranged don’t they? Looks can be deceiving. Look closely.


Only those inflicted with the same conditioned eyes, the same wired brain can see ….

The comb binds…. they are not all the same size!!!! How offending to the eyes!

Now please excuse me while I go sort this out. By the way this photo was deliberately taken from a skewed angle. To further “enhance” the dreadful sight!


Reasons for Rhythm


When certain music play, you just want to tap your feet.

When a favourite oldie comes along, it’s a hum-with-it moment if you don’t recall the words.

Then once in a while, there is that one song, full of beat, timing, emphases in the right place, lyrics oh-so-apt… and you just can’t sit still anymore.

That is the reason why I took up the tambourine. It’s not just a percussion instrument. The various taps, sounds, gestures and movements mean something. So when I can’t sit still anymore, when my vocals can’t do justice to the song, when the inside of me says “MORE!”

Some Sundays you will find me at the back of the hall, feet trying to keep in time. Please stay a little distance from me as my hand and arm gestures are usually B I G. Haha!


The Most Wonderful Time of the Year


Yes, it’s middle of November and I suddenly “wake up” to the fact that Christmas will be fast approaching. What HAVE I been doing? Oh boy! So glad I managed to get my tree up!img_6904

There is still Christmas shopping to do but so little time to do it. Oh boy! I blink and the first ten months have flown by…. Slow down!


Pick Me Up


I love this sort of start to the day.

img_7590Especially when in good company.

What more when the place is owned by good friends. Yes!

#thecrownborneohotel is where it is available

#thecrownscoffeecorner and #coffeecornerkk is where you go to order these lovingly prepared pick-me-up’s.


Solitary Seeking


It’s been quite a while since I stopped by here. The hiatus was not planned.SolitaryFisherman

So I am glad to say that I am back.


Reviews and Appraisals


Honestly. I am somewhat disappointed really. I was looking for a specific kind of pillow. There are so many types for sale and I really wasn’t in a mood to spend precious money to try each type out. What I was looking for had to be good but of course affordable. I have had enough of these supposedly orthopaedic pillows which didnt do the job at all. So there I was, looking around, and I am sure, looking very lost. I finally located a salesperson and made my request. To my dismay, not only was he ignorant of what I was looking for, he was downright uninterested to assist! It had been a long day, and I really didnt need this sort of attitude!

This incident made me compare with other places with high standards. Some places are so good that they are recognised and obtain special rating. The one I saw recently was the Cozy Winters Reviews – they have top rating! I wonder if it’s possible to get this sort of system enforced here. That would surely pull up some proprietors!

As for the salesman… I had to do something I dislike intensely; I made a complaint. Well, it wasn’t an official complaint. What I did was to go look for someone else who looked more able to help and remark how I had asked but got no assistance from that person. Turns out that the second member of staff I was speaking to was the manager on duty. Oops!





The rings were just too tight and I was going for a medical test which required them to be removed. So what could I do?

Thankfully I recalled a little trick I saw. A video clip was sent to me and I had watched it with rapt attention. Boy, was I glad I did!


Out came some line. I didnt have anything strong, but the dental floss seemed to be sufficient.

I would it round and round my finger. Then slipped one end under the ring. I began to pull the loose end and as it made its way round and round my finger, it slid the ring over my joint and voila!

Was it painful to do? Well, I think it was less painful that if I had tried it with oil, soap, etc and just pulled away. This way, I was able to get both rings off in no time, and not only the finger survived!

Now I have to decide whether or not to put them back on after the procedure!!! Should I?




Learned a new word! Chill and relax put together, becomes Chillax!


Hubby had a special gift for his birthday – a coupon for two to have a full body massage. Fantastic!

I am the one who likes the massage more, but this promised to be one that he might enjoy too. The only drawback was that a three-day notice was needed. Days went by and it became weeks. We still hadnt gone!

Then one day, on the spur of the moment (otherwise known as having a long full and shoulder aching day) he called the place and asked if they had an opening.

They did!

And off we went.

This was the first step – having a foot soak of five minutes and then having the foot dried.
IMG_1580Needless to say we had a really nice shoulder unknotted time… great way to hit the sack after. Ahhhhhh