Friday, January 26, 2007

For One More Day

Another great book by Mitch Albom. This book is about life and death (actually come to think of it.. so are the other 2 haha...) His books are one of the few that really makes it very difficult for you to put down. Great stories about love and life. Simple and easy to read..

Was out of town to Sunway for my organisation's planning retreat.. I hate taking those long coach rides up Malaysia.. Worry over toilet breaks.. Long and tiring journey.. Tired but can't really sleep.. And after a while.. Every position is uncomfortable.. The only good thing is.. I can catch up on some reading..

I have a habit of writing down notes/quotes/phrases that I find meaningful as I read.. This paragraph in the first few pages of the book.. I can so relate to it (unfortunately)..

"Have you ever lost someone you love and wanted one more conversation,
one more chance to make up for the time when you thought they would be here forever?"

Life and Death.. Part and parcel of life.. A very sad part..
So show your love to the people that matters.. EVERYDAY..

-- Ginseng Tonic Maker -- More to come.. Good book.. Buy it!

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Eat... Eat... Eat...

It feels like I've been eating non-stop because

(1) Gathering with friends now are usually makan sessions for a variety of reasons.. Mainly:
a) To cater to the different knock-off timings where the early birds can eat away first..
b) Makan sessions make chit chat sessions possible (unlike movie sessions)..
c) Too tired/lazy to go clubbing (where again you can't chat)..

(2) I eat when I'm feeling
a) Stressed
b) Upset

Just had some bread... and finished like half a litre of fruit juice.. and I'm not even hungry!...
At this rate that I'm going coupled with a lack of exercise.. I'm going to be one big huggable teddy bear by the end of the year..
Cut down food intake.. Increase activities to burn fats!...

-- Ginseng Tonic Maker -- No sleepless night please...

Thursday, January 18, 2007

But all endings are also beginnings...

Checked out a friend's blog today.. And was reminded of a book I read some time back.. the five people you meet in heaven by Mitch Albom.

"But all endings are also beginnings.
We just don't know it at the time."

It is sooooo true, don't you think?
In almost everything.. Life and Death.. Careers.. Schools.. Relationships..
One simple phrase.. Many applications..
All beginnings have endings..
But please let the new beginning have a happy ending..

I love his books starting with Tuesdays with Morrie..
His books are very "intense" and "emotional" (for a lack of a better word due to my limited vocab haha...)
Next on the list For One More Day (if i remember correctly).. Gotta find time for it.. Once I get my hands on it..

-- Ginseng Tonic Maker -- Happy Ending for the vulnerable me, please..

Monday, January 15, 2007

Now Playing..

Now playing BEAUTIFUL by Kelvin Fok..
a talented 20yr old SINGAPOREAN guy
First heard on a friend's blog..
Check him out at:


I dont know
If Im the one for you in this life
I cant help
Hearing my voice calling your name
Cuz when I
Trying so hard not to look in your eyes
Maybe I
Have fallen in love with you

Well tonight
Maybe this time I can hear your breathe
Its alive
To see you smile with those tears in your eyes
They may say
That youre just a girl in this spinning world
In my heart
Youre like the world to me

Touch my hand; feel my heart
Hold me close and Youll find me
Youll find me

I cant so describe
How I feeling deep inside
So much more than I can say
With your touch it feels so right
Oh my, youre so near
All the time in this place
For I know in my heart
Ill never let you go
In this lifetime
Do you know why oh baby
Cus youre just so
Beautiful to me

-- Ginseng Tonic Maker -- ZzZZZZzzzzZzzz

I really should be sleeping now.. It's a long day tmr..
But I think it's going to be another sleepless night..
Haven't felt this shitty in a long while..
And something I read in the papers today just keep going through my head right now..

"In business, you can plan and strategise, but with women, it's just impossible!"

A little trust with a whole lot of faith.. A little trust with a whole lot of faith.. A little trust with a whole lot of faith.. A little trust with a whole lof of faith.. A little trust with a whole lot of faith..

-- Ginseng Tonic Maker -- Mood right now: ...................

Saturday, January 13, 2007

(Hidden) Conversation of the Day

A: Why do you keep asking me about something you don't want to know?

B (Hidden): Because it'd really delight me =)

-- Ginseng Tonic Maker -- REMEMBER to keep trying.. and then try somemore!

Coming to a blog near you: My Mum: The Superwoman in disguise
(When I find the time/mood hehe..)

Thursday, January 11, 2007

The Child In Me

For those who were concerned.. And who even knew I was sick..
Thanks for the concern.. I'm feeling a whole lot better already..
But it's just a cold.. Relax.. Though I did feel very weak..
Or maybe it was the drowsiness from the medicine.. I can't really tell haha..

The few days that I was sick.. I've realised.. The child in me is dying to break free...
That's the time when I feel like a small kid all over again..
When all I want and need is just to snuggle up and be patted to sleep like a small kid all over again...
Many... Many... Many years ago...

And that doesn't happen very often.. Because I've always been told.. That I'm too mature for my age.. Too mature for my own good.. And I should really learn to RELAX...

But I definitely don't mind.. being pampered like a small kid again... ONCE IN A WHILE...

-- Ginseng Tonic Maker -- I want to snuggle up all day long...

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Sick >> Rest >> GOOD

Sick >> Weak >> NO GOOD

Sick >> Time for Kopi while reading the newspapers >> HEAVEN

-- Ginseng Tonic Maker -- Simple things that make life great!

Monday, January 08, 2007


First week into the new year and I'm sick..
Probably due to all the stress and running around in Dec..
Not that I consider it a bad start to the year..
I see it more like the body needs some rest..

My body is pretty much a clock work when it comes to falling sick..
From days in the uni.. I always fall sick after each semester exams..
So that was like twice a year...
Now the stressful time is only once a year.. So maybe that will mean I only fall sick once a year? haha..

Thankfully though, it didn't feel like I wasted my days away (except for today where I just slept the whole day)..
Finally got the filing done... THANK YOU!

-- Ginseng Tonic Maker -- More ginseng please..

Friday, January 05, 2007

IQ Question

How many people does it take to cut some Ham?

As proven during a X'mas gathering...


ONE who actually does the cutting
THREE to point, look and instruct (Eye power!)
ONE who is actually bo liao enough to take a pic... (That's ME!)

PS: Finally the pic is up...

-- Ginseng Tonic Maker -- Efficiency.. Hahaha...

Conversation of the Day..

Me: I've not done anything to IT since I collected IT.. Haven't washed.. Didn't modify.. Haven't buy any accessories or whatsoever..

Cousin: You think you ride horse ah?.. Even horse also you need to feed and groom..

Me: It's fine with me as long as it can still move!

-- Ginseng Tonic Maker -- Zoom-Zoom...

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Happy New Year!

2007 has got to be BETTER.. It better be!

-- Ginseng Tonic Maker -- How did 2006 go by so fast? Wasted my life for 3 months.. That's how..