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When Death Looms July 26, 2007

Posted by WishBoNe in Family, Friendship, Health and Fitness, Random Thoughts, Relationships, Romance/ Love.
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Life is short. We have to die one day. It’s a matter of when. When we reach a stage of our lives, we stop to think of our past achievements and regrets. It is said that life’s too short for regrets. The doctor may be telling you that your heart is no longer functioning well and have a few months to leave.

At this stage, what would you be thinking? Marry as soon as possible? Just declare online that you are looking for a husband/wife? Give birth as soon as possible? Why do we delay in giving birth? Because we need to have enough money to even marry in the first place.

There are girls dying of aneroxia so that they can be thin. Skeleton thin. Scary. This cat is able to spend some time with you if you are dying soon. Wonder if it’s a good or bad thing.

It Should Have Stopped but It Didn’t July 19, 2007

Posted by WishBoNe in Emotions & Feelings, Friendship, Random Thoughts, Relationships, Romance/ Love.
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That was uncalled for. I feel that I’m the one in the wrong when all I wanted to was to avoid blowing things out of proportion. It seems that I was doing it wrong. I have no mood to work and now I feel like curling up at home and crying my heart out.

I felt that the post was totally written out of pure hatred and emotional. There was no need to call anyone names but the label was too strong. The reaction was too strong and profanities were used. That was uncalled for. Even a ban was called for. That was insulting.

Even assumptions were drawn concluding that a “15-year-old” was sprouting it. Now, if that assumption was drawn, why did you continue to fuel yourself? Then wouldn’t you be the one who is immature?

I’m trying to cool things down but maybe I have done it wrong. However, it was not understood. Perhaps, I should stay away from that place from now on. Yes. I should.

Breakfast does not entice me right now.

My 10 Favourite Blogs July 16, 2007

Posted by WishBoNe in Animals, Career, Cats, Family, Friendship, Just For Fun, Random Thoughts, Relationships, Romance/ Love, Technology and Gadgets.
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For those who read blogs or blog about anything, Mashable is celebrating blogging’s 10th birthday by requesting readers to list 10 favourite blogs. Blogging has been around for 10 years already? Gosh. Since I have more than 100 RSS feeds and I do share the posts that I like, let’s see if I can list my 10 favourite blogs. And please don’t kill me if you are not in the list. You are, however, in my daily feeds.

I present the list, not in order of merit.

  1. Hear Ye! Hear Ye! – Insightful posts on issues that are affecting everyone, the most recent on Lee Hong Yi’s breaking the chain of command by exposing himself as the whistle blower.
  2. Cuteoverload – Tewtelly cool kitteh, dawgs, turtles, mice, hedgehogs and much more. You can diee from the cute overloads.
  3. Stickgal – It may not be updated daily but then again, the wait is worth it.
  4. Letters to my kids – A father’s well-thought and meaningful letters for his kids. One of it on how to be sociable.
  5. What’s love got to do with it? – Thought provoking posts on relationships.
  6. Problogger – Valuable tips on surviving online and how to earn money online.
  7. Daily Blog Tips – Advice on blogging.
  8. Dilbert – Comic strip on work. Can relate to it.
  9. Working With Catwelfare Society – Sometimes, humans are the ones who are littering.
  10. Freelance Switch – Everything you need to know about freelancing.

Scandals Abound Ping.sg July 5, 2007

Posted by WishBoNe in Friendship, Just For Fun, Random Thoughts, Relationships, Romance/ Love.
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For those who have been following ECL’s posts on the posts pertaining to Ping.sg, it is truly shocking and scandalous to note that there are love triangles and pentagons and what nots in it!

While rumours are bound to be flying around especially when it’s Ping.sg’s 1st anniversary party coming up, DK has proposed to Sheylara in shoutbox. While ECL posts all sorts of entertaining posts to fight for the Most Entertaining Post and Most Entertaining Blog of the year, DK has proposed to Sheylara in order to win. Tsk.

The worst is that there are rumours on DK’s sexuality. *grasp*

Actually he traumatised Sheylara by saying he would be spending the night with her if he won the trophy.

This is a PPP. Not to be taken seriously 😛

Are SG Girls Materialistic? July 3, 2007

Posted by WishBoNe in Career, Family, Food and Drinks, Friendship, Random Thoughts, Relationships, Romance/ Love.
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A comment here states that Singaporean women are materialistic. I wonder if the progress of this country has made the women materialistic. It has often been in discussion that men and women are equal of some sorts. Women should be able to work and still clean the house after a hard day’s work while the men should be able to enjoy the warm home-cooked meal after a hard day’s work. Now that women are able to study, women should be doing what men does, here, men complete NS and so must the women too. Then they will not complain about sissy men and all.

Just last week, a colleague was stating the cost of his wedding, estimated to be 25k for the dinner itself. The cost of the flat and renovation have not been factored in yet. Why such a high cost? Parents prefer 9 course dinner. Hotels and restaurants charge peak rates for dinners held during the weekends. That’s where they rake in the money.

Although being a filthy rich guy may make you “hotter” than those handsome but poor guys, it doesn’t make sure the girl stays with you if you ain’t got the character. Mindsets here have not changed by leaps and bounds. Guys still have to pay for the majority of the wedding, it’s no wonder the marrying age is getting older and why girls are dating those old men with cash to spare. They don’t get married too old. That’s for some girls.

A materialistic girl is someone who will stay with that guy only when he can lavish gifts and expensive holiday trips on her. Once, he hits a low, expect her to disappear. This post, however, degrades the guy’s perspective.

My Internship Sucked June 24, 2007

Posted by WishBoNe in Career, Friendship, Random Thoughts, Relationships, Studies.
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I did my internship programme years back. It was where I first met a new friend from the same school and the time spent there was less torturing. We were supposed to get some working experience so that we would be prepared for the real working world. We agreed on one thing, the company was lousy was had totally no experience related to our studies or modules.

We were doing administrative stuff more than anything that was remotely related to our course of studies. All I remembered was that we had to shred paper which were tons and thus both of us decided to do it together. The accountant, on the other hand was concerned that we would be talking more than working. She complained to our lecturer who was supposed to take care of us. I forget what the role was, facilitator? Never mind, it’s not important.

He spoke to us and wanted to know our side of the story. We told him what the problem was and felt that we were being bullied. Heck, our hardship can’t be compared to those who were underpaid and hoodwinked into applying something they had expected but it wasn’t true. The irony was that the ladies in the small office did more talking than us and expected us to be focusing on the work?

When we finally completed the internship, we were both elated to be back in school. The internship only taught us something, the school tied up with companies that looked for them. They did not match us to the related fields we were studying. The companies usually pay the lowest amount and we were paid $300 per month and when I hear of anyone complaining about their $500 per month, I said, “I was paid $300 per month, the minimum amount required and did all those shit. You get to surf the net every time while I don’t.” That shut them up.

Moral of the story is, network with those companies that you wished to work for and their pay is definitely more acceptable than those who are out to exploit students.

Short Life for Pretty Girl June 18, 2007

Posted by WishBoNe in Family, Friendship, Health and Fitness, Random Thoughts, Relationships.
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A pretty teenage girl died from jumping. All because she wanted to join her friends but her mother didn’t allow her to leave the house. Another is on medication and enduring numerous operations on her spine. The first cost heartache, confusion and turmoil for her family.

The latter cost agony on herself, family and medical fees but she is alive. I don’t understand why they would insist on leaving the flat to join their friends. Do people care about “face” more than anything else nowadays? Maybe it wasn’t about “face” but about their freedom to do anything as they please.

Sadly, life comes with its own rules. We have to follow the country’s rules, family rules, school rules, work rules, community rules and a lot of other rules. Freedom is something to be earned and in order to keep it, we work hard on it.

Mothers prevent daughters from going out because they are afraid that they may get bullied or join bad friends in doing bad things. I know because I was preventing from going out a few times. I had curfews. I was supposed to return home by 10pm if I informed my mother that I was going out with my friends. If I still wasn’t back by 10pm, my handphone would ring and I would hear my mother asking where I was. I still get a such call from my parents sometimes.

I feel sad for the family of the girl who died from the jump in her attempt to join her friends. I feel sad that the outing that she and her friends had organised ended in tragedy. I feel even sadder that one could not understand the insistence of going out while the other at being balked at staying home.

Quick! Sign my Autograph Book! June 15, 2007

Posted by WishBoNe in Books, Friendship, Just For Fun, Random Thoughts, Relationships, Studies.
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When I graduated, someone passed me a book, an autograph book to put in my peoms or wishes in it. I could pick any page to put it in and used that page. No limits. The only limit was that I had a blue and black pen. I didn’t have other colours to beautify that page that stated that I had autographed it. Somehow, I managed, abeit simple because I’m not artistic neither am I creative. All my words were limited to “Great to have you as my friend!”, “Study hard!”, “Stay funky!”, etc.

Later through the years, that tradition died. I never saw anyone pass me anything to write and neither did I. The blank beautiful books were expensive, they still are. I didn’t have the fortune of owning 5 or 10 to keep.

I wonder where did I keep the ones I had.

The Ball Starts Rolling June 11, 2007

Posted by WishBoNe in Animals, Friendship.
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It’s always a juggle trying to find a date and time slot that is suitable for everyone to meet up. This group is a trying one because I have to go through countless number of SMS and calls just to get a date. Emails don’t get any response. How many are we trying to get a dinner date for? Four. You read right, 4.

The latest attempts include me forgetting to start the ball rolling because of my involvement with Latte and his cage. He may be getting a girlfriend once I get him neutered. Ouch. Other involvements such as the Bird Park visit and my camera’s death also came into play.

Anyway, back to my attempts at organising the simple dinner. I asked LP and gave a series of dates but the reply was, “That day cannot”. So, which day can? An answer finally came. I asked AY for the same date. The reply was positive. All these happened on MSN taking about 2 hours, including toilet breaks and returning the passes for the Zoo and Bird Park. Next, SH messaged me and said that particular day that I had chosen was not a good day. I saw the message too late.

I had to change dates. I have less weekday evenings since my stint in tuition. So, armed with these limitations, I re-checked my schedule to see which dates would be ok. Tentatively, I’ve finally settled on a date that is 2 weeks away from now. Four schedules and the nearest date is that date. I only hope SH is free on that day.

Top 5 Favourite Posts May 9, 2007

Posted by WishBoNe in Emotions & Feelings, Family, Friendship, Holiday, Just For Fun, Other Reading, Random Thoughts, Relationships, Romance/ Love, Transport, Travel.
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Time for some link love. I did one about techie. Here, I’ll post top 5 of my favourite posts from day 1 and day 2 about the contest that is being held right now. Anyone can participate, the rules are here. The entry form (for faster processing) is here. Just post your Top 5 of anything that your blog is related to. 🙂

Day 2:

Day 1:

There, with more than 300 entries for the 2 days, it was pretty tough to select 5 of the favourite posts.