Thursday, November 30, 2006

Hidden Meaning?

I think sometimes people read TOO much into what I write..
Or maybe I want it that way?.. Haha...
Take it at face value people.. I'm not as "deep" as some of you think...

Hot questions so far....

1) Eh.. Who's the "great company"?

2) What signal are you talking about?

3) So who planted the temptation for cakes etc?.. Is it the same "great company"?

Make your own deductions.. Jump to your own conclusions..
Or just stop reading too much into what I write!..

Time for my sleep.. It has been a long sleepless night..

-- Ginseng Tonic Maker -- Panda eyed...

Tuesday, November 28, 2006


This entry is dedicated to my dear friend..

Congrats on your very first article Mr. PhotoJournalist cum ex-calendar model cum ex-condo model (though nobody can verify the latter haha..)..
May it be the start of great things to come, with your "unique" way of writing!..

Keep on writing..


-- Ginseng Tonic Maker -- Mainstream english paper my foot!.. It's a bloody tabloid!! Haha..

Monday, November 27, 2006


Some random thoughts on blogs.. In no particular order or flow.. Just whatever pops up in my mind..

1) A lot more people read your blog than you think!
It's funny how there are a lot more people reading my blog than I thought..
When you meet somebody you haven't been in touch with for a while and they go like they just talked to you the night before..
"Eh.. you went XXX and you didn't ask me along ah.."
"So who is this "company" that you are talking about?"
And a friend who's msn nick used a quote on my blog..

Leave some comments and stop snooping around! haha..

2) No you don't know him/her!
Had this strange encounter some time back.. I was at the bus stop when I saw this gal and her bf.. She looked very very familiar.. If you know me, I can remember faces quite well.. (but i suck at names though..).. So for a while I was thinking where have I seen her before.. The processing is quite slow because I meet lots of people in my line of work..
And then it struck me.. she's like a fren's best friend.. And no.. I have never met her previously.. It's just my friend posts a LOT of pictures on her blog.. and coz they are such good friends, I keep seeing her face too..

It's a pretty weird feeling actually.. it feels as though you know the person.. but in fact you don't!.. just that sometimes through the blog.. you know how the person is like etc haha.. Weird..

But no such problems here.. I don't post pics of friends.. I hardly post pics in fact.. I only have ONE pic of myself somewhere along here coz I don't photoshop haha..
And everybody is a "friend", "good buddy", "work buddy", "company" haha..
I respect privacy of others..

3) The demise of the get-to-know you stage?
It used to be that friendship was forged over time.. And how much you know about a person depended on how long you have known each other.. For simple information like where the person lived.. schooled.. likes/dislikes.. etc etc..
But now.. all you have to do.. is take a look at the person's blog..
And it's as though you've known the person forever.. and you've grown with the person! You know where they like to hang out.. Who their friends are.. and what they like to do..

I really don't know if that's such a good thing.. because people change over time.. And it may cloud your feelings/thinking about somebody just because of history..
And there are times when people blog when in extreme emotions of anger (or whatever other feelings).. It may not be representative of the person in general..

That's all for now.. Too tired to blog liao..

Sidetrack abit: Somebody planted the temptation of cakes, muffins, cupcakes, pastries etc in my mind...
If you are reading this.. you know who you are! haha..
Hopefully can get to taste it soon...

-- Ginseng Tonic Maker -- Drop me a comment or two!

Sunday, November 26, 2006


Choosing a title for a blog entry.. Is a blog entry by itself haha..
Here goes.. With many other variations and permuations Haha..
Take your pick..

1) Blogs
2) Blogging
3) Blog on Blogs
4) Blogging about Blogs
5) Blogger blogs about blogs
6) Blogger blogging about bloggers who blogs
7) Blogger blogging about blogs of bloggers who blogs
8) Blogging blogger blogs about blogs of blogging bloggers who blogs
9) Blogging Blogger blogging blogs on blogs of blogging bloggers' blogs (Say it as fast as you can haha..)

Haha.. It's as good as somebody going "Hi, I'm a cook who cooks."
It's over-dramatisation.. It's crappy..
It's the same ol' corny me..

Wait for the new entry.. Titled: Anyone of the above

-- Gingseng Tonic Maker -- Maker of ginseng tonic

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Your signal is loud and clear..
And I'd like to thank you for it!

-- Ginseng Tonic Maker -- Roger.. Over and out..

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Interesting Quote

Was about to go to bed when a friend sent me a link..
"Hey I think you should take a look at this.. You need it! haha"..
And so his message went..

It's some "Inspirational Movie"..
About forgiveness..
The thing that struck me most was this simple sentence at the beginning..

"To forgive is not to forget..
To forgive is to remember that nobody is perfect.."

-- Ginseng Tonic Maker -- Perfectly Imperfect.. Imperfectly Perfect...

Sunday, November 19, 2006

You Gotta Check This Out!

A friend of mine asked me to check this youtube clip out..
And if you guys had read today's Sunday Times regarding the complaints about S'pore's MRT system and all..
I think S'pore is doing not too bad haha..

Ya ya.. I know can link youtube clip and all that..
But I just don't feel like spending time to find out how to do it now.. yet..
So ya.. make some effort to click it..

-- Ginseng Tonic Maker -- SQUEEZE...
Happy Family...

Had plans to go Sentosa today.. And frankly.. That was about the only thing that I was looking forward to ALL week.. With all the stress and work.. Had really wanted to relax and have fun..
Unfortunately.. Things didn't work out.. And Sentosa didn't happen..
~ Sighz ~

As I had wanted to go Sentosa the whole week.. Didn't plan any appointments til the evening.. So the day was about to go to waste.. When thankfully.. a buddy of mine was free to go swimming with me...

Actually the main point of the story is.. As we were swimming at CDANS (Which is like SAFRA but for Civil Defence for people who don't know).. We saw a lot of parents with kids at the pool.. Swimming with the kids or mostly accompanying their kids to swimming lessons..

So my buddy and I were having a cup of coffee.. And we came to the conclusion.. For all the success or money that we are working hard for..
At the end of the day.. It's actually all just to be able to have the freedom.. and choice on when to work..
So that weekends like this.. We can just bring the kids for a swim as a family..
And spend time together with the family..

Sometimes.. I feel that all I want in life is very simple..
It really is all about the family..
But sometimes.. the simplest thing.. is the hardest to achieve..

-- Ginseng Tonic Maker -- Feeling emo again..

Monday, November 13, 2006

Emotional Ride

I have a emotional roller-coaster career..
Like I mentioned in my previous post..
I can be feeling super-high or super-low..
Seems like there's no in-between..
Or maybe that's just me..
See most things in black and white..

And I'm feeling like I'm a Super Star that can do no wrong today..

Think it's not the best of times to be around me..
Not that I have any outburst when I'm down..
Nor do I get euphoric when I'm super-high..
But many pple have commented that I have this super-stressed(read: anal)
look on my face Haha..
It's subconscious I assure you..
So if you see me around or bump into me.. It's NOT that I dislike you..

It's such an emotional roller-coaster that maybe it makes finding a partner that little bit tougher..
I think a partner must fall into 3 categories:
1) Join the career
2) Super understanding
3) Equally ambitious

But then again.. I think it applies to most people and most careers hahaha..

Haha.. Another stupid post that is too long to be deleted and not very proudly brought to you by...
-- Ginseng Tonic Maker --

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Sleepless Night..

One of those nights when I'm feeling really crappy..
As though nothing seems to be going right..

Some days I feel like everything I touch turns into gold..
Some days it's as though I keep digging up shit..

Sentosa.. Sentosa.. The only thing that I'm looking forward to.. And the only thing that can make me smile on a night like this...

You are just catching me blog on a very bad night..

-- Ginseng Tonic Maker -- I need some ginseng..

Wednesday, November 08, 2006


My buddy sent this edited pic to me over msn.

His message read..

"There's something called photoshop u know.."

The message that I knew he wanted to write..

"Are you stupid or what?!"

-- Ginseng Tonic Maker -- Stupidity is bliss..

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Time Off

Took the whole day off on Saturday.. Not the best of time to be relaxing.. But I think everybody needs it once in a while to keep ourselves sane Haha..
Especially with all the stress and deadline coming up...

Started the day at Bakerzin.. The cake was what I had.. Loved it.. Very Chocolaty.. But it probably was a bad decision considering the plans we had for the evening Haha.. But looking at the cakes on display.. I just couldn't help but pick this one hehe..

Then it was off to Dim Sum Dollies - The Little Shop of Horrors.. It's an adaptation of some broadway musical (I think.. But I know for sure it's not a original script)..
It was good!.. Really entertaining.. (Especially this part about the Parking Aunties).. Entertaining as it is.. It held a deeper message.. About the conscience/price/choices people make and pay for fame and success..

Since Dim Sum Dollies ended around 5pm.. And we had to wait til 8pm.. We decided to have some snacks.. We went Hooters.. (NOTE: The pic is not mine.. It's found online..)
The location was NOT suggested by me.. My friend wanted to check out the Hooters Gals (which she wasn't too impressed with haha).. And the buffalo wings (now that was good!..)

Then it was the Chocolate Buffet at Fullerton Hotel.. Looks good doesn't it?.. The thing I was most impressed with though was the service.. Because they'll clear the plates even though it's not completely finished.. It makes the experience more enjoyable coz we can sample the different things and not have to stuff ourselves silly..
But the VERDICT: Service and ambience makes it really enjoyable.. Food was so-so.. The kind of thing that is a must-try.. But probably worth only one visit..

Most importantly.. The company was great

-- Ginseng Tonic Maker -- Ginseng tea to cool the heatiness..

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Conversation of the Day..

Location: Coffee Shop
Parties Involved: (1) Drinks uncle (2) Lady buying drinks

(English subtitles by yours truly..)

Lady: Uncle, got Milo?
Uncle: Yes.
Lady: Hot one?
Uncle: Have.
Lady: Oh ok.. Then you give me one..............

............ bottle of mineral water..............

*Uncle scratched head*
*I nearly choked on my food*

-- Ginseng Tonic Maker --

Wednesday, November 01, 2006


Think I'm going crazy.. I'm starting to enjoy the stress I'm going through right now haha..
I'm such a weirdo!!..

Probably it's because I'm starting to due better with stress..
Don't have to worry about not spending enough time with anybody..
Look forward to the once a week soccer session..
Enjoy the company of going out with friends..
Maybe it's because of what happened this year.. After being not able to work for about 3 months.. To be still close to accomplishing my goals feels like a major achievement already haha..
But close is not enough.. I want to HIT it!...

Really looking forward to Saturday.. Decided to reward myself by taking the whole day off..
Will be catching Dim Sum Dollies.. Not sure if it's the company I'm looking forward to or the show haha..
but I sure hope the show is good!.. It will be held at Victoria Theatre.. If only the location is Esplanade.. Coz I have not caught anything at Esplanade yet.. Should have caught Forbidden City.. Oh well..
No matter.. It's who you watch it with that matters..

My friend mentioned it seems that I've been catching shows/musicals/plays like these..
But I haven't caught that many.. YET.. Haha.. It helps that I have somebody to watch with..
So far I've only caught Grease and Broadway Beng.. with Dim Sum Dollies coming up.. But I'd like to set the record straight that I'm not trying to be arty-farty.. I've been more interested in shows that are more entertaining... Notre Doum (however you spell that).. Phantom of the Oprea don't interest me..
But then again.. I may watch Phantom of the Opera.. only because it's like such a classic.. Oops.. Arty-Farty me? haha..

I would love to catch Stomp if they ever come back to Spore again..
To catch Kumar in action next?

-- Ginsen Tonic Maker -- Work hard.. Play hard..