Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Seoul Far, (Not) Seoul Good?!

Flying off to Korea on Monday for a 8-days holiday with my colleagues..
I should be over the moon and feeling excited because I love to travel and I've never been to Korea right??

But somehow it isn't so.. And I can't really pin-point why..

Is it because of the stress I'm feeling? With the year coming to an end, at the moment this feels more like a distraction to my work than a celebration or holiday..
Is it because unlike our trip to Koh Samui last year, we have to fork out every single cent because we didn't meet the challenge set out by our manager?
Is it because unlike my past holidays, I fear I will be feeling lonely this year?
Is it because the Hong Kong trip has left such a bitter taste in my mouth, it's like the nightmare that doesn't go away?

I wish I know why.. It could actually be a combination of all the reasons listed above..
Or maybe I'm thinking way too much again..
Who knows.. I just have to wait for Monday to come.. When I reach the airport.. And with work out of my mind.. I'm sure I'll feel excited about the trip.. I'm sure I'll enjoy the trip.. and it'll be a case of..

Seoul Far, Seoul VERY Good..

(Hmm.. Time to buy a digi cam?)

-- Ginseng Tonic Maker -- Land of Ginseng.. Here I come..

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Arty Farty Fun

Never thought I would enjoy what I would term Arty Farty in the past.. But hey, Singapore is so small.. There's nothing much to do anyway..
And sooner or later we will all get tired of shopping, movies and clubbing haha..
So ya.. going to blog a little abt the 2 Arty Farty Fun I had recently..

WOMAD last night was fun. Good friends with a cousin.
It was a good experience on the whole.
Lots of sweating (it's at Fort Canning what do you think?).. Lots of Ang Mohs (told you it's Arty Farty Haha..).. Lots of dancing and swaying..
In short.. It's all about letting your hair down and sweating it out..
WOMAD stands for World Music, Arts and Dance (I think..)..
It's some festival thingy with performances, screening of artistic films etc..
But next year must be better prepared.. Will go fully equipped with mat, basket of finger food and drinks/wine etc..
Picnic under the stars as we enjoy the performances!..

Broadway Beng was entertaining.. More so than perhaps Grease that I caught earlier this year.. Think it's just different..
Coz Ben was very entertaining coz it's like a dance, musical, songs, stand-up comedy all-in-one.. and also coz it was very localised.. Lotz of Hokkien!
Whereas Grease was more of just a dance and music show.. And having watched the movie.. Maybe having to squeeze everything into the musical left the plot a bit thin..

I better watch my spending.. coz it's not cheap if i keep catching such shows!.. But I am watching my spending.. otherwise I would have given in to my temptation to catch Forbidden City too haha.. So I'm trying hard to resist..

But hmm.. Dim Sum Dollies anybody?

--Ginseng Tonic Maker-- Bitten by the Arty Farty Buggy..

Sunday, August 20, 2006

You've Got Spam

"Uh-oh" goes the ring-tone of my SMS.
And it really irritates me when it's spam.
Receive 30% off... Retrive details of how... Promotion available now.. etc..

The thing is, I don't feel as irritated when it's email spam.
And my polling results (of maybe poll size 5 friends), feels the same way.
So i gave it some thought. That's why sometimes my friends say I think too much (read: Bo Liao)

My conclusion. The reasons why we don't get as irritated when it's email spam is because:

1) It's such a big problem, we've given up while SMS spam is still pretty within control
2) Email accounts come free (mostly). So like all free things, we put up with the inconveniences whereas for SMSes, we pay for subscription and thus expectations are higher.
3) We usually have some time on hand and prepared when we check emails, so we are prepared to face email spam whereas for SMSes, we are usually caught in our daily activities.

-- Ginseng Tonic Maker--

Monday, August 14, 2006


I'm binging again.. Binging on food..
Just like in the past when I was studying for exams..
Whenever I'm stressed I tend to eat too much..
Consciously or Subconsciously..

Think I'm stressed.. Because I'm eating way tooooo much..
Luckily I stocked up on fruits and vege.. so that helps..
Fruits and Vege are supposed to be good for health..
But still, I gotta watch it.. Because not THAT much, I'm sure haha..

The season of stress is here again..
Final quarter push..

Don't give up!

-- Ginseng Tonic Maker -- Stressed out..

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Fireworks - Singapore Team

Some pictures of the fireworks on Tuesday by the Singapore Team.

Thanks Zohri!

Monday, August 07, 2006

Fireworks - Italy Team

Some of the Pics from my secondary school buddy of the fireworks we caught on Saturday.
It was put up by the team from Italy and I must say.. It was GREAT!

Some of the techniques that I saw for the first time..
1) Fireworks bouncing off the water.. REPEATEDLY..
2) Fireworks.. the sparks.. hanging in the air and floating in the air with the wind as there were small parachutes attached to them. (How amazing is that?!)
3) Fireworks with colour only appearing at its tips towards the end..

Hope the ones put up by the other teams are as good.. If I do catch them..

Conducted my first recruitment interview on Saturday.
It was really a great learning experience.
It was pretty fun and interesting actually to be the "interviewer".
All the practices and role-plays with my work buddy was nothing like the real thing.
Nothing beats experiencing the real thing and then REALLY think about it and learn from it rather than just talking and discussing about it.
I will only get better!

I'd probably be getting some stick from some friends for saying this..
They'd probably say I'm too emotional/sentimental and I think too much..
But I think that is not necessarily a bad thing.. so here goes..
Watched my first fireworks on Saturday without that certain someone.
Not that it made me upset or affected my mood or anything..
It was just a thought that came to my mind..

First clubbing session on Saturday to about 5 in the morning.
Never would have thought that I could have that kind of energy.
Well, one reason why I clubbed til so late was probably because it was pretty fun..
Ended up chatting and partying a little with this group of 4 cabin crew that was beside us..
One of the stewardess was like teasing me..
But I must admit I enjoyed it..Cheap thrill.. Haha..
Another reason is because it was going to be like my "last" clubbing session. "last" as in, in future will probably just go if it's some birthday/holiday/gathering/celebration kind of thing.. and not just because I feel bored on weekends..
Well, not like I have been clubbing A LOT but it's still way too often by my standards..
So I want to spend my time more constructively, not to mention save my money and more importantly my liver haha..
So we shall see how it goes..

-- Ginseng Tonic Maker -- Mentality Now: Work first, everything else (or at least most things) can wait..

Friday, August 04, 2006

I'm So Much Weaker Than I thought
I'm So Much Weaker Than I Thought
I'm So Much Weaker Than I thought
I'm So Much Weaker Than I thought
I'm So Much Weaker Than I Thought

-- Ginseng Tonic Maker -- In need of Superwoman?

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Things I Wana Do In The Near Future

None of those big dreams, world peace, save the world stuff..
Just random thoughts of things I want to do for self-gratification..
In the near future.. Just for personal experience..
Before I get too old for them..

1) Bungee Jump
2) Sky Dive
3) Scuba Dive
4) Climb Mountain (even the small ones in M'sia)
5) Water Rafting
6) Wake Board

Kakis needed.. More than welcomed..
People who got lobang or know how I can get started, drop me a msg..

-- Ginseng Tonic Maker -- In need of a high..