"Let's pretend we're just two people and you're not better than me." - Pink

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

2008 vs 2010

I am back to blogging...

"Hi, everyone. My name is Irene , and I am a runaway blogger"

Looking at my last post, it was made in 2008.
Life then was very much different than life now.

Last time I wrote in this blog, I was crawling out from a bad chapter in my life.

Now, I am not only standing up and walking, I am running. :)
Life do gets better like they say. I am glad that it does, and I hope from now on, my blog will be of a more colourful - well, less grey!

I was considering creating a new blog just because life is so different now and it does not represent who I am now anymore. If the blog should be a reflection of you as it is you pouring in what you think and feel to it, then this blog is not a representation of current me.

But then I think again. This blog is me. What I am now is made from my past.
All the experiences, either it is good or bad, made me who I am today.

So it is only fair and right to leave this blog as it is.

It crosses my mind as well on what type of blog this should be.

Many people has a blog that is more representing what they do at work, or their hobby. I am thinking of setting up two other blogs for that. Maybe when I do, I'll put the links here.

This blog here, I would like this to represent me just as a person living her daily life.

And right now, my week this week is of a very full plate, not only it covers the plate, but it stacks right up too. Just like when you are given only one plate to fill up on the pasta & salad bar, you try to stack as much as you can. I feel that someone has done the stacking up for me and handing me the plate to gorge myself.

This week: Doing uni assignment which is due on Sunday (4 days) and I have 0 word written, Keeping up with weekly uni readings and discussion, Work is crazily busy as usual - staying back and doing work at home, Incubator project work that seems never-ending, and Finalising property (yayyy, I think we finally get ourself a property! It is all still being reviewed by the solicitor, so cross finger it all goes smoothly. Updates later).

I would be glad to survive this week unharmed!

But for now, well... I'll try to start blogging again regularly and to start writing at least a word for my assignment!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Trio and Juju

It is nice to meet some old friends that you haven't met for a while. I had a reunion with my high school friends today for brunch and dinner. We do this sometimes, just catching up to find out what everyone is up to and just to have a little bit of fun :)

We went to Trio for brunch in the morning. Trio is a middle eastern restaurant which servers great food! The brunch is a different style than normal brunch. I had a shaksuka, a israeli style food where they poached 2 eggs in a tomato salsa kind of dish, served this in a pan with a little mixed humus and few slices of fresh turkish bread on the side. It was sooo good!!! A sure repeat for our next trip to Trio :)And btw, the corn fritters looks mouthwatering too !!!

We then went to Jujus for some dinner and Karaoke. In juju you have to take off your shoes before walking into the tables area. The waiter gives you a plastic bag to carry your shoes and keep it with you when u are dining. You then walk into these timber floors area with low dining table and a hole underneath it so you can put your feet in and sit on a flat cushion pillow on the timber floor. It is quite cosy actually!

I have been to Juju a few years back when i was in uni, and I dont really recall the food. But this time, the food was soooooo goooddd I was amazed ! The chikuwa cheese, karaage, and also miso chicken cheese was sooooo gooodd!!! We ended up ordering another serving of karaage because everyone want another piece!

A few glasses of wine, chuhi, and sake cocktails later, it was time for Karaoke. The 'community karaoke' starts at 10.30pm. Other customers have been busy browsing through the song list while we were still not too sure whether we were going to sing or not. Some of us loves singing, but not really into it on public places :P Out of everyone who went to the front to sing, one guy was a trophy !!! He sings Britney Spear's "Hit me, baby, one more time" while showing us his fine moves!!! Legs throwing, ass shaking, all are done in the name of having fun !!!

It was indeed a good and fun day. =)

Will post pics soon! :)

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Claire de Lune

When I was hospitalised in Indo for a head concussion, i had nothing much to do beside watching movie, read magazines and think about life.

One movie that leaves an impression and gets me thinking is Frankie and Johnny (1991) played by the talented Al Pacino and Michelle Pfeiffer. It tells about life, love, dissapointment, expectation, and all that intertwines in all these.

Basic story line is that Frankie (Pfeiffer) is a waitress working in a small diner where Johnny (Pacino) works as a cook. Johnny fell in love with Pfeiffer but Pfeiffer has too much of bitter past experience with relationship that she is resistant to let herself fall in love again.

The scene that kinda leaves a memory in my mind is the part where Johnny calls up a radio station to request a song called Claire de Lune for Frankie, a very nice soft piano tune. When making a request, this is what he said:

Now, there's a man and a woman. He's a cook. She's a waitress. Now, they meet and they don't connect. Only, she noticed him. He could feel it. And he noticed her. And they both knew it was going to happen. They made love, and for maybe one whole night, they forgot the 10 million things that make people think, I don't love this person, I don't like this person, I don't know this- Instead, it was perfect, and they were perfect. And that's all there was to know about. Only now, she's beginning to forget all that, and pretty soon he's going to forget it too.

I am not too sure why I am enticed by this quote. But maybe, it is the fact that 2 people are taking risk, taking chances to happiness... and sometimes, relationship works, sometimes it doesnt... sometimes its too complicated to even know where it is going... and this movie potrays all that very well....

Tuesday, December 25, 2007


I am a sucker at romantic stuffs

I believe in romance
and I love fairytales

But life has its own course for me
sometimes, things doesnt work as you want it to be
and then u realize that you dont have much control of these things that happen
and you'll learn to give in and to accept the facts

A quote that has helped me a lot the past couple of months is this:
"Pain is inevitable, but suffering is optional."

I learnt to pick my self up from the ground
I learnt to be strong and to not let anything or anyone push you to your corner
and I learnt that I am not made to be broken
I was made to sustain and to survive

Life has been very lonely for me the past couple of months
I have kept myself busy
I have tried to fill my time with something productive
but sometimes loneliness just found a way to creep in

At those times, how I can't wait to find my prince charming
I want to find someone who will sweep me off my feet and take my breath away
someone that I didnt expect to fall for, but turns out to be a perfect match for me
someone who think that I am the missing puzzle in his life
someone who will protect me from the harm world outside
someone who can accept me as who I am
and someone that I can give all this abundant love I have inside me...

On this xmas day, I just wish that I may be blessed enough to be that lucky...

Monday, November 12, 2007

Toby Mac - Irene

Found a song titled "Irene" today !!!!

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Back to Uni again

Aih aih, After trying to resist and delay this as long as I can, I am finally going back to Uni again for a postgraduate degree. My first class starts tomorrow, Monday, but I've already start feeling the pressure since last week! All these readings that I need to finish before the class is driving me crazy...!!!

I am taking 2 subjects this session, despite everyone's suggestion that I drop one subject so that I can 'have a bit of life' (and believe it or not, in uni orientation last saturday, the Study Skills teacher said this to me after she found out that I'm taking 2 subject 'Oh my, God bless you!') ..... hmmm......

I've just counted the pages that I need to read for 1 subject per week, and it is around 70+ pages!!! That is almist 200 pages a week for 2 subjects..!!! I know I can ready harry potter in 2 weeks, but stilllll, that is a leisure reading! And as a friend of mine who had tried juggling full time work with part time study told me, "when you have assignment due, you will use all your spare time to do that assignment. Then you won't have time to do all the readings anymore!"

Aih aih, all the advice that I have received are just sooo supportive -_-"

Wish me luck, guys !

You all should understand if I ever reject your going out invitation (which I never do), it's not because I don't like you!

Back to my readings..... -_-"

Friday, July 06, 2007

San Fransisco

Ah, where do I begin? San Fransisco is such a beautiful place that it is breathtaking and the only thing that crossed my mind when looking at the city was "I so can live here!"

It is just a clean, neat, beautiful city with nice victorian houses, heritage building, and gorgeous fisherman's wharf (esp. Pier 39).

It helps that I have a friend in SF. Vince took us to his office which is located on the San Fransisco bay, on level 36, overlooking the San Fransisco City, Bay Bridge and the ocean. It was beautiful!

KA - Cirque Du Soleil

If any of you, my friends, are visiting Las Vegas anytime soon, I strongly recommends watching KA by Cirque De Soleil in MGM Grand!

It is by far, the best show I have ever watched!!!

I mentioned this to my friend, Vincent when I met him in SF. You know what he said? "I know that show! I watched it twice when I was there!!"

It is just sooo good! The visual effects, stage designs, costumes and the actors/actresses are amazing!!!! I'm so watching it again if I have the opportunity!