6/30/2005 04:37:00 PM|W|P|Mabel|W|P|Am testing out this Mail-to-Blogger function! If it works, it's all cool. On the side note, I'm looking forward to the weekend; have heaps of activities planned out [like meeting my former professor (Stephen) and Mirai] PLUS Nil is coming down tomorrow night! YAY! So yeah...test! ^_^ EDIT: Well this works, but the spacing came out all weird and while doing the editing, the font became this huge line of letters! Hm...I might just stick to the 'old-fashioned' way of doing things. On the side, QB has been brusque (sp?) with me since Monday (or rather Friday last week) - she doesn't even look at me when she comes out of her high horse and orders me to do something. And today, I found out that she invited three of my colleagues out of lunch (two of them were told that it was a birthday thing and the other was told it was a department thing). Me and my other colleagues were left in the dark. I suspect she's trying to break us up as a team but we all discussed it (no hard feelings between us) and one of the three is trying to weasel her way out of it... Me? I think I'll just not go for the school breakfast (that's for everyone - as per the invitation by the dean WHO, mind you, still greets me in the morning or answers me at least and smiles when she sees me). The bosses are cooking breakfast but I think I'll skip it. She might poison my food, or worse (as one of my colleagues suggested) spit in it. EWWWWWWWWWWW.|W|P|112012066343949404|W|P|Test!|W|P|meiteoh@gmail.com6/30/2005 06:43:00 PM|W|P|Blogger fishtail|W|P|Just come for the breakfast lar; make don't know. Act like nothing has happened. After all, this whole place is just a show.7/01/2005 09:34:00 AM|W|P|Blogger meiteoh|W|P|Well, it looks like it - at least for some of them. Anyway, food was good - bosses were quite friendly (some fake, some very real)...now to watch out for toilet woes/problems. :p7/02/2005 01:18:00 AM|W|P|Anonymous Anonymous|W|P|http://www.ari.nus.edu.sg/appoint/scholarships2005.htm

you might want to apply for this...7/02/2005 09:35:00 AM|W|P|Blogger meiteoh|W|P|Anonymous: Yes, I reckoned I have seen those as well. :p Thankies!6/29/2005 09:09:00 PM|W|P|Mabel|W|P|
What Matters Most by Rankin Kenny It's not how long we held each other's hand What matters is how well we loved each other It's not how far we travelled on our way Of what we found to say It's not the spring you see, but all the shades of green It's not how long I held you in my arms What matters is how sweet the years together It's not how many summertimes we had to give to fall The early morning smiles we tearfully recall What matters most is that we loved at all. It's not how many summertimes we had to give to fall The early morning smiles we tearfully recall What matters most is that we loved at all. What matters most is that we loved at all.
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Sometimes... When I look into your eyes, I see heaven before me, When you hold me in your arms, I feel at home, When I feel your lips on mine, I feel myself floating. Sometimes... When I hear you laugh, I hear a gentle rumble of happiness pass my way, When you give an opinion, I hear wisdom beyond my reach, When I touch you, I feel perfection. And sometimes when I cry as you hold me, It is not because you hurt me. On the contrary, it is because you overwhelm me. Your love, your heart, your mind... Just all of you. I just never knew how to tell you. Tell you what, you may ask... Tell you this, I say. I love you... More than you know. More than you feel. More than I can explain.|W|P|112005109364544905|W|P|My cue - from music...|W|P|meiteoh@gmail.com6/26/2005 08:42:00 PM|W|P|Mabel|W|P|Was tagged by one of my students a while back - must admit that I have been sitting on this for quite a while now. So I finally got my ass down to it. Total volume of music files on my computer : 355MB in my home pc- yes, that little. My music files are sitting in almost everywhere - from original (and fake) CDs to thumbdrives and yes, the office desktop too. I'm just too lazy to tabulate everything right now. :p The last CD I bought : Voices of Love. Planning to get some French CDs from Borders, Singapore sometime soon - I wonder if Borders, Malaysia has stocked some. Ten songs I listen to a lot/mean a lot to me : Despite what my students may say of me, if you look at the songs I listen most of the time, I'm a rather old fashioned girl. I love these songs because 1) I grew up listening to most of them and 2) I like the meanings of these songs - whether tragic or not.
  1. Simple Red "If You Don't Know Me By Now"
  2. Bread "If"
  3. Elton John & LeAnn Rimes "Written In The Stars"
  4. Kirsten Dunst "Dream Of Me"
  5. Innuendo "Belaian Jiwa"
  6. "What Matters Most" from a Christian love song album
  7. Rick Price "Heaven Knows"
  8. "Somewhere Out There" from American Tale
  9. Gloria Estefan "Here We Are"
  10. Kenny Rogers "You Decorated My Life"
Five people to whom I am passing the baton : Well, there is Piggy, Mel (mystic), Mirai, IreneQ and finally Andreas. For the hell of it, I'd like to know what they all listen to. That's if half of them still read this blog. ~_~|W|P|111899781797076386|W|P|Music meme tag!|W|P|meiteoh@gmail.com6/27/2005 12:51:00 PM|W|P|Anonymous Andreas|W|P|Thanks Mei, for including me and hey - of course I read your blog. But today, i was wondering why I suddently get hits from your side, so I checked and found this.

However, hehe, may be you don't read my blog - I have done this month ago, lol. Anyway, I will update the link. Actually, it is an interesting meme - I saw a blog in Japan who posted about it6/27/2005 01:30:00 PM|W|P|Blogger meiteoh|W|P|Andreas: A month ago?!??? I'm so behind time. T_T7/02/2005 07:57:00 PM|W|P|Anonymous irene|W|P|Am having trouble posting to my blog today -- server woes. Will give you my answers sometime next week :)6/25/2005 05:29:00 PM|W|P|Mabel|W|P|After changing the bedsheets, clearing and tidying up my workstation corner, dusting AND changing the look of my window (which has always seen bamboo blinds) to quite soft, textured creamy hand-me-down curtains, I settled to a very quiet afternoon of Sex And The City. Six episodes later, I retired to my computer, surrounded by pleasant whiffs of Glaze Mini Air Freshner "Sunbeam" (the ones that are meant for your drawer or cupboard) and decided to blog about how weird it feels spending a weekend without Nil around. So far, I have had the entire morning and early part of the afternoon to do what I want to do, go where I want to go...AND not have to worry about whether my partner would like to follow me, enjoy himself or not. I bought myself three books for RM30.80 at PayLessBooks, some air freshner for my room (look above), and some hair shampoo/conditioner from France. Did spent fifteen minutes toying with the idea of getting some hair accessories and even thought of stocking up on my haircolour while I was at it but nah, I pushed that idea aside. I had time - time to myself. To be industrious or lazy, it didn't matter. I paid attention to me and in a way it felt good...until I started thinking about what happened over the week and what one of my mum's friends/my neighbour said about men and relationships. Over the week... You see, just before Nil left for Chiangmai, we had somehow decided to NOT multitask anymore when we chat to each other at night. That we spent about one hour just talking every night just before I go to sleep (since I sleep earlier than him). Up till that night, we have always been distracted by a multitude of things that we do when we are online such as surf the Net, write blog entries, listen to French radio (him) and...well, the list goes on and on. He felt that it would be better if we just speak and not do anything else - that way he would have time to do his other stuff. Demanding was the word he used to describe me, just the way my ex did (and it did hurt hearing it again) EXCEPT that my ex didn't say that he loves talking to me every night, that he WANTS to talk to me every night. Although I must admit, until today, I have no idea what "demanding" meant. O'well, to a certain extent, Nil did have a point. By doing so, I would have time to go to gym (and linger there), watch some TV (I have been missing a lot of CSI and plenty of documentaries along the way), go out with friends, have a chit-chat with my parents (to which, I know I have been slowly neglecting) and well, just time to myself, y'know. Nevertheless, today, I couldn't help thinking about it, especially in relationship to what Mum's friend/my neighbour mentioned. She said... "A man must never be allowed to have too much freedom, otherwise he'll run away with someone else." She spoke of it in relations to Nil going off to Chiangmai without me. She warned me that if he were to do this more often, it could result in things that I don't really care to mention. "Someone else could grab him up while you're not there, y'know..." As much as I have faith in Nil and his faithfulness to me, I couldn't help but think about the logic of her words - especially moreso after experiencing it myself once. No, actually twice. Both my first and third ex cheated on me emotionally with their GIRL best friends. In both instances, my trust in men their age were completely destroyed, even more so with the incident two years ago that prompted the beginnings of this blog. Since then I have found it hard to trust men and it has taken this long AND a lot to start afresh with someone wonderful...someone who somehow has ended up being taken as the prime stereotype of "the man who could cheat on you if you don't hold onto him hard enough". But that's the thing: I DON'T WANT TO HOLD ONTO HIM in that way. I want to trust him wholeheartedly. I want to be able to look him in the eye without questioning his loyalty or love. I have, so far, but hearing what I heard just doesn't help, y'know. I don't mean to doubt. I don't mean to question. Perhaps it's just the heat. Or work. Or maybe just one of those crazy spells that people get - thinking about the bad stuff, the ugly stuff. I supposed I have changed over the years - no longer hopeful, optimistic and naively accepting. Sometimes I think this is what failed relationships do to you. Perhaps I could talk to Nil about this. Perhaps I could think more about it. But right now, some delicious prawn mee calls! ^_~|W|P|111969333084315796|W|P|Time for me.|W|P|meiteoh@gmail.com6/25/2005 07:46:00 PM|W|P|Blogger mystic|W|P|Mei: Aiyoh, dun think of the impossible lah. I always believe that if a guy really loves u, no matter how bad the temptation, he will not stray. :) Here's to a good weekend! I'm enjoying myself here in Bali.6/25/2005 08:24:00 PM|W|P|Blogger Tinkerbell|W|P|I know of someone who lost her husband PRECISELY because of that belief. She was brought up on that belief and she practised that belief. In the end she suffocated him bit by bit until there was no love left.6/25/2005 09:18:00 PM|W|P|Blogger thquah|W|P|Mmmmmm.... don't know what to say.Temptation is always there, for a guy it's always greater. But it boils down to the person who truly love you.6/25/2005 09:47:00 PM|W|P|Blogger meiteoh|W|P|Mel: Don't forget to take lovely pictures and go shopping! :)

Tinkerbell: I know of people who have lost partners because of that and that's why I'm making a really huge effort to NOT think that way. It's hard when nearly all your relationships crumbled because your other halves (then) cheated on you. Even though I *know* it, part of me still feels the doubt sometimes.

Thquah: Yes...and all this talk about Nil makes me miss him even more. T_T6/26/2005 02:15:00 AM|W|P|Blogger mystic|W|P|Mei: Some of the pics are already up or rather most of the wedding pics are up. Will have somemore of the sunset & the resort when I get back tomorrow.Shopping? I wish but didnt hv time leh. Its very hectic esp when I'm emceeing and the hosts were super kan cheong.6/26/2005 09:59:00 AM|W|P|Blogger meiteoh|W|P|Mel: Their wedding mah. :p6/27/2005 05:28:00 PM|W|P|Anonymous anthonywong|W|P|i cant help thinking all this is brought about because u think being unfaithful to u means he does not love u. I am speaking from my own experience, and a gay one at that, so feel free to dismiss it if u wish. To my mind, guys use sex with other people to gain experience (as well as pleasure of course) to find out what excites them and how to excite others, so that they can learn how to pleasure the person they really love. That way they can really make sex memorable for their loved ones for they willhave the sexual technics combined with their love.
Nothing is more awkward than a guy who dont know how to pleasure his partner, nor know how he likes his pleasure. of course, u may be the kind of rare female who is more experieced than her male partner, and dont mind teaching her male partner how she likes her sex and to teach him how to give and receive. many males may feel awkward about being told abut things whihc he is supposed to know. but how is he supposed to know, unless he sleeps around with others who he does not feel so much love for? hope this is not confusing eveyone. if so, i blame it on the limitations of language.haha.
the successful relationships re by those who are mature enough to realise that being faithful is not that important to a relationship.6/28/2005 10:29:00 AM|W|P|Blogger meiteoh|W|P|Anthony:I don't think it's because he thinks he has a problem in bed with me. :p But yes, being unfaithful to me means you don't love me enough to STAY faithful to me - which takes effort.

I respect your opinions and thoughts about monogamy but think about it this way: If we say that men are bound to stray because of nature, then shouldn't the act of monogamy tells us something about how much that individual loves his partner - so much to sacrifice his 'freedom to sleep around' so to speak?6/24/2005 09:12:00 AM|W|P|Mabel|W|P|After reading about how some people out there were making some extra cash to help fund their blogs, I decided to check it out to see if it was really thatttt effective. I gather that I have nothing to lose from it and more to gain since my current salary ain't that much and I'm in dire need of cash to further cushion my savings (yes, that's why I am broke ALL the time). T_T It just works by just clicking - I think (but not too sure about, so it would be nice if someone can clarify it for me)...so HELP ME OUT HERE! I'm begging!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes, when desperate I do beg - for info about how the system work (since I have this strange feeling that I'm begging for clicks). ^_^ |W|P|111958178751539611|W|P|Going Googles...|W|P|meiteoh@gmail.com6/24/2005 11:27:00 AM|W|P|Anonymous LcF|W|P|begging for clicks is not effective. You need to tweak your google adsense ads to make it as a part of your blog. Try playing around the ad layout colors.6/24/2005 11:30:00 AM|W|P|Blogger kiawin|W|P|you can try tweak it to like one link per blog entry... etc :) anyway, does adsense really that matter?6/24/2005 12:44:00 PM|W|P|Blogger meiteoh|W|P|Okies...tweaking things a little with adsense...6/24/2005 12:45:00 PM|W|P|Blogger meiteoh|W|P|Kiawin and lcf: How come I don't see them adsense on one or two posts? :S6/23/2005 05:26:00 PM|W|P|Mabel|W|P|I type a lot - even though my primary job doesn't involve much typing. Been typing since the days of my first computer and well, I tend to get really swollen and sore wrists (to the point where I have to tigthly bandage both hands for support and relief. So, after a few days of pondering and scouting, I finally decided to get some wrist support from the nearby computer store, Pineapple for RM45 and RM18 respectively. Unlike the bean bag look-alikes, this one is made of gel and thus firmer (and frankly, more fun!). It cleans easily as well and is great for relieving stress - coz it's more squishy and fun to jab into... ^_________^ Oh, did I mention that I have the long wrist support in red and the other smaller one in purple? Yes, Pineapple didn't have any red small wrist support gel thingies in stock and I didn't want to wait. Besides, I thought the colour difference would cheer up things at work, considering how much stress and duel-tone we are here. So now, my workstation is loaded with greens (from my three surviving and thriving plants), reds, purples, whites (from postcards, calender) and blues! Now because I got these wrist support thingies AND to commemorate the end of the semester, I decided to do some spring cleaning at work and thus, freed up more space for myself. I even moved my furniture (cupboards, drawers and boxes - for holding assignments in) around and re-position some stuff. The end result? A big free patch of space on my right and my new playthings on my left together with nice postcards of Nil's mum's artwork to gaze about for relief PLUS a new look which will probably last me for another six months. People should seriously start investing in things like this to help lessen the possibilities of getting CTS - but you know what? I'll be keeping these squishy pads of mine under lock and key - when I leave that is, simply because stuff on my table has a habit of going everywhere and anywhere but back on my table again. Pfft. Anyway, while things are getting a bit wacked out at another blogger's workplace (haven't been in contact with him for months already), it isn't exactly peachy in the private sector. We have had our differences - him with the public sector and me, with the supposed posh private sector supposedly pays well (bollocks, I say!!!) but I must agree with his most recent post. I am actually compelled to add in more, in light of the current political play at my workplace. All the back-stabbing and sly tricks by just one person to the top chief, whom my colleague and I spoke to this morning. That particular conversation revealed much about the nature of certain people - and it made me aware that some things never change, no matter which industry you are in. I was glad to be part of that conversation - was initially hesistant about skipping one or two ranks on the management structure but there was really no one else to speak to but the chief. My entire department, excluding QB, have the students sitting at the top of our priority list - not passing them but more like ensuring that they get a decent, if not good quality education in a country where the education system is seriously in dire need of fixing. Having said that, I personally do NOT like to make students wait for an hour or two just to see me about their problems. I do NOT like to turn students away for the "I am busy" reason. Neither do I like to not give them the attention that they need. A lot of the younger students came from broken families or have many personal issues. Their families lack that personal touch and since their next home is the school, they crave for it here. To treat them with disrespect, and even undermining their capabilities makes us very much just like their parents - people whom they feel cannot communicated, or connect with their needs and desires. Lecturers today play a BLOODY important role - moulding the minds of young people, teaching them a little bit about life and how to get through it, and more importantly, about how to learn from other people's mistakes (even ours). Instead, we push them further and further away until it becomes difficult, even impossible to ever reach them again. And then, when they fail us, we pin the blame completely on them. We tell them that they are rebels, that they are irresponsible and they don't know how to communicate - AND all the while, we are the same too. We share the partial blame - unfortunately as educators, half (and in some instances, all of it) of the onus falls on us to ensure that our students (at least most of them) turn out to be good, considerate, responsible and accountable people. The kind of people that will bring SOME good to society. The kind of people whom we will be proud of and don't mind announcing, "HEY, that was my student!" So it's very disheartening when I see the exact opposite of what I believe in happening in my own workplace and the culprit, someone who professes to be in tune with the student's needs/desires. O'well, I am hoping that something will be done of this. Yes, I'm hopeful. When you're in my line, you're either hopeful or cynical about things and I've had my fair share of being a cynic.|W|P|111951629756440917|W|P|Of ergonomics, and the politics of the day.|W|P|meiteoh@gmail.com6/23/2005 09:03:00 PM|W|P|Blogger rational thinker|W|P|hi mei, just on the hand rest thing.

when i worked in a ang moh company over the summer, they gave me this nice hand wrist rest, which i say it's amazing. :)

my point is, you should get your college to care more abuot its prime asset- the lecturers...and buy u the hand rest :P6/23/2005 10:02:00 PM|W|P|Blogger meiteoh|W|P|Rational: You'd think so, huh? But it's never the case, as exemplified by QB's behaviour towards my other colleagues. *sighs* Not everyone in the education field is ze' smarts. :p6/23/2005 10:09:00 PM|W|P|Blogger mystic|W|P|ello....am in bali already...nice:) the hand rest thingy very cute...i oso wan!! Hope everything's okay with you :)6/24/2005 06:44:00 AM|W|P|Anonymous Anonymous|W|P|hey, this looks like your profile's icon:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/yannie/19121332/6/24/2005 08:25:00 AM|W|P|Blogger meiteoh|W|P|Mystic: Ooooo...have fun fun!

Anonymous: Hm. Funny, have been using it since I got my brown template a while back. Got it of creativegetty images for free. Still have the raw image in my pc somewhere.6/22/2005 03:06:00 PM|W|P|Mabel|W|P|Work has been relatively quiet and several bits of the paperwork that needs to be done every end of a semester is completed. So here I am, relaxing in front of the office computer, snacking on Cheezels (which is not good ~_~) and watching Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back. Nil had gone off to Chiangmai to join his sister while their family is here on a short holiday (that means I'll be alone this weekend). French class is coming to an end - today is, in fact, the last day of class and I'll be starting on Level 2 only in the middle of July. Yes, cherish the quiet time I will...because it won't last. We all know that, or at least I do. Next week I'll probably see doing some stuff along the lines of invigilation, meetings, scheduling and finalization of grades/files. OH, speaking of which, I still have my syllabus for Sociology to complete. Gack. Was going to talk about a variety of stuff - work-related and some personal stuff but I thought twice about it. I have somewhat realized that my blog is going through a slowdown. Maybe it is because I'm always tired and busy with other stuff...or maybe it is because I just think that there is nothing interesting to write in my very public blog - bitching about people, and stuff is always great but difficult when almost everyone else whom you would prefer not reading your blog is checking it out. Not to mention the fact that I'm just too lazy to move nearly one over year's worth of writing to another blog provider AND set up my pastel pinstripes template. *sighs* Does anyone know of privacy hacks (the ones that enable me to make some posts private) that I can install into Blogger?|W|P|111942549963928567|W|P|Lazy hours...today that is.|W|P|meiteoh@gmail.com6/22/2005 10:01:00 PM|W|P|Blogger Tinkerbell|W|P|Sigh, me too. Wish upon a falling star.... :=)6/23/2005 04:59:00 PM|W|P|Blogger Ongky|W|P|well start an anonymous blog... and don't tell your friends about it... :P

u can always copy the template over. no one will know... :P6/21/2005 08:44:00 PM|W|P|Mabel|W|P|I thought I'd do away with the black background - was kinda tired of it (don't know why so don't ask me why). Found this experiment with stripes or rather pinstripes successful. I really must admit that I like this design - it's pretty simple and clean...not to mention quite classy. *beams* Bollocks on those who don't like it! It's MY blog and you know what? It's not hurtful to the eyes - I should know; I wear super thick glasses and I hate blogs that are absolutely in dire need of some soothing colours! Won't go into names though. Too nice for that. ^_^ Tell me what you think! *excited excited* ps: Scroll right to the bottom! ^_^|W|P|111935802587368084|W|P|Pastel pinstripes!|W|P|meiteoh@gmail.com6/21/2005 10:19:00 PM|W|P|Anonymous romantic|W|P|I ,.like this color and the pinstripes..if only I can show it to the wallaper people..I want it for my formal living room :)6/21/2005 10:34:00 PM|W|P|Blogger meiteoh|W|P|Rom: I got dibs on it ar! :p6/23/2005 04:57:00 PM|W|P|Blogger Ongky|W|P|nice colour scheme and layout! :) yea i prefer this one over the previous black background layout.6/23/2005 10:03:00 PM|W|P|Blogger meiteoh|W|P|^_^ Me too, honestly. Took a while to adjust to at first but I like it now. :)6/21/2005 05:06:00 PM|W|P|Mabel|W|P|I was bored and it's nearing 5:30pm. So sue me!
You Were Actually Born Under:
Your most comfortable inside your head - and often daydream the day away. You have an artistic temperament that makes you seem creative to some, eccentric to others. You avoid conflict at all costs, and you have a difficult time with relationships. Attractive and with good manners, you tend to shine in social situations. You are most compatible with a Pig or Rabbit.
You Should Have Been Born Under:
You are totally loyal, faithful, and honest. However, you don't trust others to be as ethical as you are! Straight forward and direct, you really aren't one for small talk. You are a great listener - and an agreeable companion when you're in a good mood! You are most compatible with a Tiger or Horse.
No wonder I love dogs so much!
You Are 65% Left Brained, 35% Right Brained

The left side of your brain controls verbal ability, attention to detail, and reasoning. Left brained people are good at communication and persuading others. If you're left brained, you are likely good at math and logic. Your left brain prefers dogs, reading, and quiet. The right side of your brain is all about creativity and flexibility. Daring and intuitive, right brained people see the world in their unique way. If you're right brained, you likely have a talent for creative writing and art. Your right brain prefers day dreaming, philosophy, and sports.

Yips...looks about just right!
Your Inner European is French!
Smart and sophisticated. You have the best of everything - at least, *you* think so.
OHMYGOD! I CANNOT BELIEVE THIS! *LOL* @_@
|W|P|111934529599899442|W|P|Quizzes.|W|P|meiteoh@gmail.com6/20/2005 03:50:00 PM|W|P|Mabel|W|P|While my parents were away holidaying in Macau, I spent the weekend lying on the cool terazo marble flooring of my home, trying to remain as cool as possible (in this crazy hot humid weather) while Nil busied himself with "A Very Long Engagement". My mind started wandering as I stared at the family portrait, into the smiling faces of my parents. Especially my father. I reminisced about the times when he would write five-page long letters to me while I was in Australia. About the times when he and I would sit down in the hall with a beer and some wine, ready to talk the night away. About the times when he made me feel loved, cared and appreciated. About the times when all I ever wanted was to see him smile, laugh with me and be utterly diplomatic and calm in chaotic situations. And I started to cry, much to Nil's horror (I lied when I said it was nothing - I just didn't want it to seem silly, y'know). It hit me then on that Sunday that I wasn't getting younger anymore and that Dad wasn't going to be around forever. If he lived long enough to see me get married and have kids, it would be wonderful but what if he didn't? I'd only have those nightly chats as a memory, only pictures of him to hold and touch in replacement of the real him, never hear his voice or see his smile again...only to have his letters to remind me of what a wonderful loving man he was/is. Even now, when I think about the horror of losing him, I can feel the tears starting up. It is just unimaginable - this support, this person that I had known all my life, the one who changed my diapers, the one who teased me, the one who gave me pep talks about relationships and the future, the one who debates with me about politics, work, life and people, the one who knew me more than I knew myself when I was first discovering who I was...never mind that I used to think of him as a discipline master (Dad was formerly attached to the M'sian Royal Air Force so yeah)... It is so hard to imagine life without him. I know of many young people who cannot fathom this relationship I have with my parents - one that is laced with humour, respect and equality (in our own ways). It is alright. The possible death of a parent is enough to scare people awake and I had my fair share of scares when I was young - which is why I'm so into building positive relationships with loved ones. But this is one scare that I have not gotten over. Perhaps this is why I strive so hard to find a man who is like Dad in some ways. Perhaps this is why I settled for a man who is not afraid to tease me, am affectionate, wise, understanding, patient and warm - someone who reminds me a little of my father (and it happens to be all the good things). Yes, it is true when they say that daughters find husbands/boyfriends based on the influence their fathers have on them girls. You know what? Father's Day shouldn't be just another day in the year. We should all be thankful that we have fathers of our own and that they continue to make every day memorable and wonderful in their own little quirky manner. .... Dad, You're DA MAN! So cool and young yet so wise and wonderfully stable. Thanks for the life and unconditional love you gave me. If only you could live forever...but then again, if we believed in reincarnation, then someone in another life would need a Dad just like you. And it wouldn't be fair for me to hold that back from them. Happy Belated Father's Day!|W|P|111934176540301455|W|P|A late Father's Day...|W|P|meiteoh@gmail.com6/21/2005 11:43:00 PM|W|P|Blogger thquah|W|P|Wow your dad must be proud of you as you are proud of your dad.Cheers):6/22/2005 07:56:00 AM|W|P|Blogger meiteoh|W|P|Thquah: I hope so...I hope so.6/23/2005 03:44:00 PM|W|P|Blogger fishtail|W|P|Touching. Got a little present for you.6/23/2005 04:42:00 PM|W|P|Blogger meiteoh|W|P|Awww...THANKIES! ^_^6/23/2005 05:24:00 PM|W|P|Blogger Piggy|W|P|Don't think so much of the future about losing your dad. Now's the time to enjoy his companionship to the fullest and most importantly, do no live to regret things that should or could have been done. Your dad's still strong and healthy so don't think so much!6/18/2005 10:26:00 PM|W|P|Mabel|W|P|News ones since I felt like changing 'something'. ^_~ Enjoy while it lasts! :p EDIT: Some more quick changes...but I'm trying to fix my banner/header image now. In the mean time, please pray that this heat rash on my neck will go away. ~_~ I have doused it in Prickly Heat powder and it still itches! GACK!|W|P|111910484283122728|W|P|Colours.|W|P|meiteoh@gmail.com6/19/2005 02:09:00 AM|W|P|Anonymous Bean|W|P|yeah looks better!6/20/2005 05:23:00 PM|W|P|Blogger philters|W|P|i disagree. sorry.6/20/2005 05:42:00 PM|W|P|Blogger Tinkerbell|W|P|I have a great sentimental fondness for pastels, so I love your new canvas :=)6/20/2005 11:36:00 PM|W|P|Blogger meiteoh|W|P|Bean: It's just temporary - once I get some spare time to sort of the colours.

Magic: I know. Something is missing.

Tinkerbell: Well, I dunno. It feels weird to me. :S6/21/2005 12:21:00 AM|W|P|Anonymous romantic|W|P|Try caladryl cream or body shop Ti Tree lotion for the prickly heat. Powder doesnt really do much.6/21/2005 08:20:00 AM|W|P|Blogger meiteoh|W|P|Rom: Okies...but I'm broke! T_T So powder will have to do...for now la. ;)

Hm...I really must fix up my banner and blog background.6/21/2005 09:21:00 AM|W|P|Blogger sashi|W|P|Where do you get the images for the banner - or do you make them yourself? Very nice...6/21/2005 04:19:00 PM|W|P|Blogger meiteoh|W|P|Sashi: Images are from getty creative and they are royalty free (for these anyway). I have the link somewhere on my PC...*searches* Anyways, am looking to change the banner and background...when I have time la. ^_^6/17/2005 09:14:00 AM|W|P|Mabel|W|P|It's funny how some people totally dislike you but keep everything you gave them. It's funny how they swear they aren't like you but try to look exactly like you - hairstyle and all. It's funny how vehemently they argue about being unique but end up copying you. It's funny how they scorn you, accuse you of being a hypocritical, patronizing, attention-seeking bitch but in actual fact, am speaking about themselves. Hm. Sometimes when I look back, it is true what they say. People who go around uttering stuff like that, behaving in such manner are insecure. I'm better than her, she knows it and fears it - thus the irrational defensive arrogant condescending behaviour. No wonder she is alone. No wonder he doesn't get along with her. No wonder it's over between them. And you know what? I pity her. ....it's okay if you have no idea what I'm babbling about. It is meant to be that way, at least for this post. ^_^|W|P|111897101179825096|W|P|Untitled.|W|P|meiteoh@gmail.com6/17/2005 09:38:00 AM|W|P|Anonymous romantic|W|P|I can guess :)6/17/2005 11:45:00 AM|W|P|Blogger Piggy|W|P|LoL. Know exactly who you're talking about. *grins*6/17/2005 04:01:00 PM|W|P|Blogger meiteoh|W|P|Guess away! *BWAHAHAHAHAHA*6/15/2005 02:43:00 PM|W|P|Mabel|W|P|First up, I must thank this girl and reporter (or article? Note: subscription needed to view the article) ultimately for inspiring me to come up with perhaps something that will be the next biggest change in my life. My PhD topic. Initially, I had plans to start working on something along the lines of the 'brain drain' phenomenon in Malaysia, thinking that it might help us understand people better and even take into consideration how policy affects the structure and movement of society. I wanted to understand why people were leaving - irrespective of race, age - and why some others choose to stay on. And then, after Saturday and the consequent backlash from the community, a light bulb began flashing in my mind and I took advantage of it. I began to ask myself questions...questions like this: - How do Asians deal with sex, nudity? - How does the Asian value system and the whole concept of Asianness integrate human sexuality into the picture? - How does the new media and even globalisation, for that matter, change the way we look at sexuality and ourselves? From these questions, I hope to touch on sex education, nudity, Asian pornography, sexual stereotypes and even other side-effects of sexuality - such as cohabitation, pre-marital sex, safe sex and lastly homosexual relationships. I might narrow it down further but it's okay for now. In short, the working title of my topic would be "Sexuality, Identity and Globalisation in South East Asia: A change in Asianness?" I have started making headway today, contacting my previous professors and asking them to be my academic referees as well as contacting one of the lecturers at NUS to ask for some advice/suggestion on who to approach as a suitable supervisor. So far, my previous professor, Stephen has made a reply and he is delighted to be my academic referee. I will be meeting up with him soon, since he's coming down in two weeks. Honestly, I'm looking forward to it since I haven't seen him in two years! Now just to wait for the news from NUS. ^____^ If all goes well, I'll be busy over the next few months doing some research, fine tuning my idea/proposal and submitting in my application before November. After which, I'll be looking at a long wait for the result... ^____________^|W|P|111881954730219211|W|P|Sexuality in Asia.|W|P|meiteoh@gmail.com6/15/2005 03:35:00 PM|W|P|Anonymous Jürgen Hösch|W|P|Sounds like you found yourself a pretty interesting topic. I'm courious how you will get a long with all the different types of Asian people. As I experienced in my last 2 month in Malaysia, Chinese and Malay people handle such topics quite different.. But globalisation has a big unfluence on both for sure :)

Greetings from PJ and success on your work!

Jürgen6/15/2005 04:22:00 PM|W|P|Blogger mystic|W|P|Tat's a good topic of study:) Am also trying to get my application done.6/15/2005 04:43:00 PM|W|P|Blogger cyber-red|W|P|that's interesting =) Good luck!6/15/2005 10:36:00 PM|W|P|Blogger torment|W|P|I was about to do a follow-up piece. But I think I'll just wait for yours. :)6/15/2005 10:56:00 PM|W|P|Blogger meiteoh|W|P|Thanks guys for the encouragement!

Just an update: I'll be meeting with my former professor soon, just to catch up and chances are I'll be asking his advice on PhD proposals and stuffies.

Torment: Update on? This is to give you an insight as to what I'm doing for my PhD proposal. The full paper/idea will not be available online.6/16/2005 02:47:00 AM|W|P|Blogger Justin Lai|W|P|This is an interesting topic. I'm tremendously interesting in your work and it will be really good if there's update at least...coz u said it up front there will not be any papers online.6/16/2005 08:07:00 AM|W|P|Blogger meiteoh|W|P|Justin: Of course I'll leave updates la - on findings and stuff. :)6/16/2005 10:35:00 AM|W|P|Anonymous Madder|W|P|I love your topic...

Wish you the best of luck for your proposal.6/19/2005 09:21:00 AM|W|P|Anonymous Does It Matter|W|P|Asian seems rather ambitious. Just the three races in Malaysia alone can give you quite a headache. And might be good enough for 3 doctoral thesis. Good luck with it..am sure you will be taxing some of us who read you with questions ....don't know if 'll be think skinned enough to answer truthfully!6/19/2005 08:09:00 PM|W|P|Blogger HANI|W|P|Good luck with the topic. Here's hopefully something that might spark some ideas. Someone did a thesis on premarital sex in Malaysia.6/20/2005 01:42:00 PM|W|P|Blogger meiteoh|W|P|DIM: Ambitious? Who? Me? ^_~

Hani: Oh, many thankies!!!!6/21/2005 12:33:00 PM|W|P|Anonymous Anonymous|W|P|Hanni,

Thanks for posting the thesis link. It is a mature piece of work. The researcher's background is a plus in carrying out the research in multi-ethnic Malaysia. I can hear that this is a topic (and the people in it) that she cares very much about. Although the research was done pretty recent, after the advent of the world wide web, what it depicts, and my sense of it, "sex & the moral economy in Malaysia" existed (as a cultural/political unconscious) as long as there were international schools & expatriat communities in Malaysia.

Scarfer,

I wonder what are your views on the topic you have chosen after reading this piece of work?


--Old Man6/21/2005 01:06:00 PM|W|P|Blogger Old Fart|W|P|Yes my dear....you!....Even a single Asian race would be a formidable act to play out. All of it would be out of the question I think. But a MIC comparative for both Malaysia and Singapore might probably bring out some interesting insights.6/12/2005 01:26:00 PM|W|P|Mabel|W|P|I'm still in Singapore - only leaving tonight on the night train - and therefore, am currently spending the rest of the day holed up in Nil's apartment doing nothing. The conference went really well albeit some initial disappointment of last-minute pullouts of paper presenters. After getting some clearance from the A/P (Associate Professor) and chief organizer of this conference, Dr Habibul, I found myself recording 13 20 minute lectures on various aspects of sociology from sexuality to religion. However, I missed a possible good set of lectures on Saturday due to my failure to wake up. No matter, I could always email the presenters for a copy of their lectures - if it were possible. I also made some friends. There were many MANY academicans present - some attached with universities, others with government agencies. I got to know Sonia Nelson, a PhD student attached with NUS who is currently hard at work on a paper about representation of terrorist in South East Asian media AND of course, her supervisor, Leong Wai Teng - a senior lecturer at NUS with the Department of Sociology. He has been with NUS for ten years now and in the course of our two hour conversation, managed to convince me to apply for my PhD instead of going for my 2nd masters. Wai Teng had remarked at how surprised and bewildered sometimes that there aren't many M'sian PhD applicants to NUS even though they have a healthy scholarship grant to give out, that it's cheaper than other countries and it's closer to him. Instead the department is flooded with people from India, Bangladesh and China - which doesn't help matters because in most cases, their English aren't even decent to begin with; according to him anyways. He bugged me to apply as soon as I could simply because the entire department was on the lookout for PhD applicants with a varied background - not just in sociology but other fields - because it helps with research and analysis, not to mention make the topic more full-proof. When he asked for my qualifications, he was amazed that I had grounding not only in cultural studies and mass communication (journalism, film & TV studies AND communication theory) but in political economy. "You're perfect for this department!" was what I heard from him. He even referred to me as the 'media studies scholar'. Gack. Anyway, now thanks to him, I'm more encouraged to prepare my PhD application for NUS. Looks like it'll be keeping me busy up till November (it's for August next year since I just missed the deadline for the January intake). ^_____^ On the funny side of things, I saw nine pregnant women all in the same day. O_O! Is this some new wave/trend thing? Nil thinks it's only me but I'm beginning to think that it's breeding season, somehow. Hm.|W|P|111855464661037878|W|P|Untitled.|W|P|meiteoh@gmail.com6/12/2005 11:01:00 PM|W|P|Blogger lynnee|W|P|omg... i came across somebody's blog & came across yours thru the links.

i don't know if u still remember me but i used to be in life chapel a long time ago...

if that don't ring a bell, my nick is an anagram of my real name.

:)6/13/2005 07:47:00 AM|W|P|Blogger meiteoh|W|P|I thought you're still with life chapel? :p6/27/2005 06:05:00 PM|W|P|Blogger lynnee|W|P|i'm long gone. how about u? no longer there too, i assume?6/08/2005 09:16:00 AM|W|P|Mabel|W|P|XD And no, it's not for the Great Singapore Sale! I'll actually be down there for a conference on social theory (sociology, basically) organized by the Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore - where I'm thinking of doing my PhD or 2nd Masters sometime next year. Some of the topics cover gender, migration, politics, diaspora and globalization - *rubs hands gleefully* - and the timing is excellent since I'll be able to use the material for my Sociology class in July and August. Now, don't tell anyone but I'll be recording the lectures using the MD player I borrowed from the college library AND if I can get my hands on the CD collection of papers, I WILL! So yeah...I'll be away until Sunday, so till then, bon weekend and don't be naughty!|W|P|111819376250209589|W|P|Singapore, here I come!|W|P|meiteoh@gmail.com6/08/2005 03:05:00 PM|W|P|Blogger Piggy|W|P|eh...so the recording is not prohibitied by the Uni or u going to record it secretly?6/08/2005 10:58:00 PM|W|P|Blogger meiteoh|W|P|Maybe secretly. :p6/09/2005 01:16:00 PM|W|P|Blogger Piggy|W|P|LoL. Naughty naughty *wags finger*6/10/2005 04:53:00 AM|W|P|Anonymous romantic|W|P|have fun!!6/07/2005 08:11:00 AM|W|P|Mabel|W|P|Well, it actually was a long time ago. They say that when the first fight occurs, it means that the honeymoon-ing is officially over. Yesterday night, me and Nil got into a huge tiffy over my French classes. We are alright now but I felt the need to share a few things I found interesting throughout the conversation. BACKSTORY If you're a close friend of mine reading this or if you know me very VERY well, you'd also realize that I'm ambitious and overly critical of myself. Throughout my years as a student, I have been giving myself pressure to do the best, achieve the top mark/top spot and be proud of myself. Therefore when faced with dissatisfactory results, I tend to go around saying "I'm terrible at etc, etc." My post-form five days were a good example - getting a C3 for Biology was my equivalent of "I suck at Biology" and whenever I got a lower grade that what I desired to achieve, I give myself a big non-physical lashing. BUT that's how I got to where I am today. Anyway, yesterday's French was good - she gave us a dictation, we took it down and she marked it. I made a few silly errors - things I shouldn't be doing after so many weeks of trying, reading and writing - and thus, was a bit upset, so much so that it was written on my face. "It's just four mistakes...don't worry," she said. Later when she made us read out what she dictated, my pronounciation needed some work - actually when I read certain sentences, I tend not to end it verbally. What she did was good but I was starting to feel really bad already. It didn't help that for the past few times whenever I ask Nil for help or a further explanation, he would go "You should know this already. Why ask me again?" and so forth. It felt demotivating and frankly, it was painful to listen to that when *I* keep telling myself the same thing. So finally I just stopped asking him for help. Even the conversations started to go because whenever I ask him a question, he just answers with two words and that was it. It was like "Not this again" coming out. Yesterday, he did the same thing - but he didn't even realize that he was putting me down until I exploded at him. It was "I feel you don't pay attention for French" that made my blood boil. For the first time in many months, I cried till my eyes were swollen. I tried telling him that he should understand my position instead of just shooting me off like that. I tried telling him that he makes me feel bad about myself when I don't perform. I tried telling him about what I was feeling but of course, doing it my way. BUT all we ended up doing for the first twenty minutes of the fight was yell at each other. And then the explanations started coming out. We said our sorrys, made ammends and checked (or rather, I checked) if we were still good. It was then I realized a couple of things about us... * Nil isn't the best of teachers - he admits that. He would make the worst of lecturers - so that's why he's an engineer and I'm a lecturer. * I like to understand things so telling me just isn't enough. I need time to absorb material, especially if that something is new to me. It's bad in this case because there is no logic in French. * Nil wasn't even sure if it was a good idea to help me whereas I think it's a great idea that I have someone who is a native French speaker - I can converse, ask questions and get him to help me be better. He believes in independent learning whereas I believe not in spoon-feeding but team learning. * Nil has a different way of seeing things. Mention the "you aren't doing the language, you wouldn't understand" if you want to piss him off. He is selectively emphatatic. I, on the other hand, assume that people should be 100% emphatatic by default. * Nil panics when I cry. Actually, most men I know panic when I cry. And when I'm very angry/upset, I cry. A LOT. * I am very very quiet when I'm angry and when I have nothing to say/add to the conversation (the former is so I don't say anything wrong and the latter is because the other person is right). On the other hand, Nil talks and searches for answers. He believes in talking things out immediately, whereas I take about ten to fifteen minutes to stop crying and calm down before being able to talk. * I'm emotional and Nil is more grounded. AND if you noticed, I'm a typical woman and he's a typical man. And we still love each other. It's weird but like what he mentioned a few days ago... "A relationship is about two people trying to make it together, solving problems that only come about because you're part of a couple - that's what we are trying to do." It's okay that the honeymoon period is over. Now we are more grounded in reality.|W|P|111810463158189571|W|P|The honeymoon period is definitely over.|W|P|meiteoh@gmail.com6/07/2005 09:43:00 PM|W|P|Blogger fishtail|W|P|A little disagreement is quite normal. A little disappointment is part of the package deal. But the yelling at each other (and for 20 minutes pulak) ... now that's not so good. Especially for a distant relationship.6/07/2005 09:49:00 PM|W|P|Blogger d4g|W|P|my 2 cents... he's not soo emotionally intelligent if you ask me...well not many people actually are in today's world6/08/2005 03:56:00 AM|W|P|Anonymous romantic|W|P|I'm glad in a way you had this out. You guys proabably have a better understanding of each other than before. I actually was concerned if you had been looking at the whole relationship through rose tinted glasses. (No, I'm not criticising anyone just that I believe its good to know each other really well in a relationship as this is a lifetime commitment)6/08/2005 07:43:00 AM|W|P|Blogger meiteoh|W|P|Fishtail: Yups, me knows - he doesn't yell unless someone really pisses him off. But at least it was better than getting the silent treatment or the name-calling. ~_~

Pra: No man is born emotionally intelligent. Trained to be that way and Nil is more perceptive about things that most men I know. Just that sometimes he thinks more often in French but speaks in English.

Rom: We had a few spats but usually I don't put stuffs like spats and fights on the blog because it's personal. It goes out only when it's solved and done with. Just thought I'd bring it up - coz a lot of people I know assume that a relationship is a walk in park, no fights, etc.6/08/2005 03:11:00 PM|W|P|Blogger Piggy|W|P|at least the fight is over and both of u apologised over it. mature relationship...good!6/09/2005 01:25:00 PM|W|P|Blogger hannah|W|P|I know how you feel - there's always HUGE relief after the first big quarrel. It's over with and you can stop anticipating and fearing it coming.

I find it weird how often it's the woman who has to check that "we're still good". I'm the same. I don't know why, is it not something that guys worry about after a quarrel?6/09/2005 10:33:00 PM|W|P|Blogger meiteoh|W|P|Maybe because since the beginning of time, women have always been seen as the nurturers and the ones who are always more concerned about security - thus 'checking' becomes part of us, an instinct to see if our providers is still interested in providing.

After all, men don't really have much lose if they do decide to cut off all ties - if we are looking at the very basics of viewing gender roles/function.6/05/2005 11:23:00 PM|W|P|Mabel|W|P|Three pairs of earrings (all for RM10) and a new pair of glasses (tinted purple with funky clip-on sunglasses).
I just might put in more pictures showing off my already fat collection of earrings - I think I have about 30-40 pairs now. O_O! But yes, I'm happy. For now. ^_^|W|P|111798520298289546|W|P|Things that made me happy today...|W|P|meiteoh@gmail.com6/06/2005 09:44:00 AM|W|P|Blogger mystic|W|P|Nice glasses :) Glad that u are doing better *huggies*6/06/2005 10:26:00 AM|W|P|Blogger visithra|W|P|I love earrings too :)) Did u get those in Midvalley - they look like the ones I just got :p

Nise shades :)6/06/2005 01:48:00 PM|W|P|Blogger meiteoh|W|P|Mystic: Feeling much better and looking forward to me trip to Singapore on Wednesday.

Visithra: Yes yes! I'm not surprised! Purtttyyy no? ^_~6/06/2005 02:09:00 PM|W|P|Blogger Lrong|W|P|Three pairs of only ten ber? So good price one meh?6/04/2005 11:53:00 PM|W|P|Mabel|W|P|It's a bit tad late for me, so I'll just make a quick entry and dash out for bed. The French Film Festival, running from the 3rd to the 12th of June, features a variety of films ranging from the romantic to the comedic, sombre to the entertaining. Needless to say, with Nil in tow for the weekend, we parked ourselves at GSC Midvalley from 12 noon to 11pm just to catch three of the nine films available for viewing. As we bought our tickets (tomorrow, we'll be watching another two), the guy who 'served' us laughed and smiled, perhaps was even a little shocked when we told him that we had made reservations for five films - three and two within two days respectively. Up first was Je Reste! (I Stay!) staring Sophie Marceau and Vincent Perez; followed by Ah, If I Were A Rich Man only to end the movie marathon with Les Chorists (incidently nominated for Best Foreign Film at the Oscars). I must say one thing: French films are a joy to watch. Humour, drama, sexuality, sharp wit and sombreity (sp?) all packaged in just two hours. I'm looking forward to tomorrow when I end the Film Festival with A La Petite Semaine (Nickel and Dime) and Agents Secrets (Spybound) - I'm beginning to understand some of dialogue without having to resort to the subtitles! ^_^ Do watch out for the reviews on Monday and mayhaps Sunday afternoon when I get back from my movie spell. Till then, bon weekend!|W|P|111790090990867072|W|P|French Film Festival - Part I|W|P|meiteoh@gmail.com6/05/2005 12:43:00 AM|W|P|Anonymous L|W|P|This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.6/06/2005 12:11:00 PM|W|P|Blogger philters|W|P|hey, i was watching je reata! on saturday afternoon also! review on my blog later today.6/06/2005 01:46:00 PM|W|P|Blogger meiteoh|W|P|I'll be reviewing it when I'm in Singapore - or maybe tonight. ^^6/01/2005 01:44:00 PM|W|P|Mabel|W|P|During the issues at work for the past few weeks, I have not had the chance to blog about my personal life, especially with regards to Nil and how my family have come to accept him as my boyfriend, and even future life-partner. You see...the love of my life has just been given the greenlight by my parents. Yes. Over the weekend, a very 'breezy' Dad of mine cornered Nil (actually caught hold of him when we got back from Star Wars) and had a nice chat with him about our relationship. He approves of Nil - even starting telling that he was also considered as part of the family (the future son-in-law). It didn't come as a surprise to me - even though it was pleasantly funny leaving Nil to Dad's clutches (I ran off to my room to go online). I had seen this coming when Dad went around refering to Nil as his future son-in-law during my uncle's wedding nearly six months ago. But this does say something about how my parents are beginning to look at me and him. I suppose it has everything to do with our age and the fact that we are very happy with each other (and I say this for the both of us since I do check-up on the health of our relationship every now and then). Perhaps it's obvious to two wonderful people who have been happily married and still very much in love with each other for more than 30 years. I remember how people in China took one look at us - even without us holding hands - and knew that we were a couple. Is love really that obvious? I know I'm happy. I am myself, and more than anything, I have a wonderful time growing up and reliving bits & pieces of my childhood. We wrestle, play tickle games, sit on swings and see-saws...and yet, we have serious talks, share our secrets and fears, talk about politics and other various topics (gossip, hobbies, etc)... It's like being an adult and a child - you can have fun yet be serious. Perhaps this is what love makes us feel. UPDATE (on the work situation) - I won't be resigning. Her terms are favourable and I liked what I heard. BUT if I were to get a better job offer along the way, I might just cut loose from my current workplace.|W|P|111760544184363984|W|P|The love of my life|W|P|meiteoh@gmail.com6/01/2005 08:42:00 PM|W|P|Blogger thquah|W|P|So when is the big day coming.Congrats.May you find love always.6/01/2005 09:14:00 PM|W|P|Blogger Cherry|W|P|Of course being in love is obvious! Without even seeing my boyfriend with me, a friend who saw me walking on the street said...
"Hey..you're looking happy. You're in love ah??"

Happy for you and Nil. Here's wishing you guys many many many more happy years to come! :)6/01/2005 11:44:00 PM|W|P|Anonymous Anonymous|W|P|u thinking of applying to unsw asia in spore? heard its opening up in 20076/02/2005 06:23:00 AM|W|P|Anonymous romantic|W|P|Congrats on both your work situation and and personal life.6/02/2005 08:08:00 AM|W|P|Blogger meiteoh|W|P|Thquah: Nil asked "What's this Asians and weddings?" :p

Cherry: You too! Btw, how's life treating ya?

Anony: I haven't heard the news but might consider it. I'm open for anything right now. ;)

Rom: Thankies. ^_^6/02/2005 09:44:00 AM|W|P|Blogger mumsgather|W|P|Hi there Mei, long time no see. :)
You said "It's like being an adult and a child - you can have fun yet be serious."
What a true description. We often kid around like children too.6/04/2005 08:26:00 PM|W|P|Blogger mystic|W|P|Mei: Am glad you are happy in your personal life. As for work, take it easy and yes, I had migraine for the longest thing (due to work) and having tried all sorts of alternative therapy (which was temporary) that didnt work long-term, I threw in my resignation letter. Take care of your health as a job can always come by but not good health.