Saturday, February 27

Saturday 9 - Feb 27

Theme: Should I stay or should I go?

1. Have you ever been on a date and you had to tell the person to just go away?
No. But I've been on a date that I wish would soon be over.

2. Do you wish you were someplace else right now?
If yes, where? I'm with my one-and-a-half men. Why should I wish to go somewhere? Lol.

3. Do you have any pet peeves?
I thought I have 2 but I can't remember them. :)... a little one, shopping trolley that veer sideways when you push forward. Ugh!

4. Tell us about a guilty pleasure of yours.
Reading a book and watching light movies over and over and over again.

5. If you could change places and become a celebrity, who would you'd like to be?
I don't want to be somebody else as I don't know what's their life is.

6. What do you consider your biggest talent?
Staying out of trouble for spending too much? Hehehe.

7. Do you have a favorite actor/actress that is not a big star, yet they are your favorite?
Josh Lucas. Those eyes.

8. Name your five favorite rock bands of all time.

9. If you were to start a new relationship (for whatever reason), how much of your sexual history would you share? Would you resort to lying?
All of it. He either have me for what I am or be gone.


Friday, February 26

According to Garp

This is the first John Irving book I read. It was a good read. Funny with a touch of reality. But I can’t say that it was a book that is hard to put down or best read with Padron cigars. The story is full of bits and bobs and the story line is a bit full on but with so many on the sides, I finished it just so I know what’s the ending.

The novel contains several framed narratives: Garp's first novella, The Pension Grillparzer; a short story; and a portion of one of his novels, The World According to Bensenhaver. As well, the book contains some motifs that appear in almost all John Irving novels: bears, wrestling, Vienna, New England, people who are uninterested in having sex, and a complex Dickensian plot that spans the protagonist's whole life. Adultery (another common Irving motif) also plays a large part, culminating in one of the novel's most harrowing and memorable scenes. There is also a tincture of another familiar Irving trope, castration anxiety, most obvious in the lamentable fate of Michael Milton.

Being unfaithful has been tackled in different occasions in the book (especially between Garp and Helen) and although I know it is reality, it’s just not in my book. And so, it struck me as absurd and unrealistic as it also exhibits a strong love between them. It was like Garp is still a boy that lust has been the centre of his thoughts almost all the time.

The story is simple but with the turn of events or series of events – it is evolving – it has become complicated.

This is one of those books that have been adapted to a movie that I wouldn’t like to see. Although, I would be tempted for the reason that I want to see how they played out those small scenes that make the story cumbersome for me.


Thursday, February 25

Thursday Thunks Feb 25

1. Who is the craziest person in your family?
Me. My mood changes from hot to cold in minutes. Changed from sublime to ridiculous, as what my husband would say.

2. If you could make turtle shells any color you wanted, what color would turtles be?
Yellow (the favourite colour of my son - he says "lellow").

3. How fast do hotcakes sell?
In seconds. We used to go for a long queue in my home town.

4. Can cannibals be arrested for being under the influence of alcohol if they have eaten someone who was drunk?
Sure, among other things.

5. If I had my legs amputated, would I have to change my height and weight on my driver's license?
You would have probably lost your driver's license in the accident that caused your legs to be amputated and couldn't be bothered to get a new one as you can't leave the house and the computer is too far away.

6. Where do people in Hell tell other people to go?
Just in another corner of Hell.

7. Do you make stupid little baby noises when talking to your pets?
Through my nose.

8. Is the light on in the room?
Yep, I'm at work.

9. Did the voice tell you that the light is on in the room?
What voice? (turning around).

10. If you were to name an alcoholic drink, what would it be called?
Drink all you can.


Saturday, February 20

Saturday 9 - Feb 20

1. Who would you like not to stand so close to you? Somebody with really extremely bad body odour? I'm a very "nosy" person.

2. Which of the following aspects of your life would you think rates the highest: mind, body or spirit? I like balance and when I'm really conscious with what I'm doing, I try to nurture the three.

3. What is your favorite movie line? The truth is I gave my heart away a long time ago, my whole heart, and I never really got it back. - Sweet Home Alabama.

4. What is your favorite movie title? Errr..Sweet Home Alabama?

5. What is something that has happened to you that you would consider a miracle? There's nothing miraculous really but everything is a blessing from God.

6. What do you try to stay away from? Shopping but that's what I was doing this monring.

7. What is it too late for? Cooking lunch? It's past 1PM so we just had Subway.

8. Give someone credit for something and name it if you can. My Husband - for mowing the overgrown lawn and beyond this week even if he was really busy.

9. Would you rather be famous now & forgotten after you die or forgotten now & famous after you die, forever? And why? Can I deviate? I don't really want to be famous. I just want my friends and family to remember me when I die because they love me and they know that I love them.


Friday, February 19

Saturday, February 13

Local Shops

We ran the errand for my Mother In Law this morning at the local shops - she doesn't drive anymore but not on disability appeal. My son and I always volunteered if it's just around our area.

Afte shopping, before getting in the car, I couldn't resist to snap. People on the streets were staring.

skywatch for this week.

Where To Shop

We do our shopping at one of the major supermarkets here in Australia that we believe is owned by a local. MCJ is supportive of local businesses - although, they sell imported products. We know for a fact that there are other shops that offer cheaper prices. But we insist to go there because we can earn Qantas Frequent Flyer Points from our Credit Card and their loyalty card.

Today, I ran some errands for my Mother-in-law and went to ALDI. It's not a big shop and most of their products are imported. They don't carry the frequently endorsed brands. But men, the prices of the products were so cheap. For a loaf of raisen bread - you could save almost 2 bucks. That's ginormous.

I'm now thinking of going shopping there for some of our groceries (not really for homemade acne remedies). I just have to convince Mcj. We might draw up some budget comparison before doing so.

My Valentine

You Are an Expressive Valentine

When you are into someone, you really want to show it. You know... physically show it. So while Valentine's Day dates are nice enough, you believe that the fun part comes later - behind closed doors. You are a very intense person, and you are a total free spirit. You don't have any hangups. Whether you've been with your sweetie for a few days, a few months, or a few years, you're ready to have the most passionate night possible.

No special gifts (like best colon cleanse), flowers, chocolates ( or anything this year as like the previous years. We're not really the type of couples who celebrates special occasions as everyday is special to us.

But today, we're going to the circus and tomorrow is my parents-in-law's wedding anniversary as well as my little boy's 31 months birthday. We'll see what we will do tomorrow.

Celebrating and Mourning

A few minutes or so, the Winter Olympics 2010 will have it's opening ceremony. Everyone who's following it and watching, may it be in telly or witnessing it with their eyes there, are ecstatic. But I feel it wouldn't be a merry affair as everyone was expecting it to be yesterday.

The tragic accident of a Nodar Kumaritashvili is just horrifying.

It has cast a shadow to the supposedly exciting event.

You would think, it's not fair. I'm sure he's not one of those who resort to testosterone booster and the sport isn't something that will need it, but it's just sad that his life has come to an end.

I'm sure they're very much aware that the sport is sort of like an accident waiting to happen.

Wednesday, February 10

Saturday, February 6

Latest Gadget

Last Monday, Jens was picked-up early from “school”. They rang me while I’m on the train and I couldn’t hear a word that he was saying because of some noise in the background.

When I got him, he greeted me in the garage and up he went. Then, I heard the noise again. Lo and behold, it’s a synthesiser.

Mcj went to Dick Smith to buy some electrical parts and he saw it and couldn’t resist buying it. He said, it has Jens’ name written all over it – what with the colour combination, it resembles The Wiggles’ musical instrument.

As we are cost cutting, I readily asked him how much it cost us. He said, just a reimbursement from Medicare for two of dockets of GP Bill. Not bad although, it doesn’t include replacement batterieseries. I reckon, it’s worth it as it has now become a family toy.


Tuesday, February 2