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Month: February 2004

Gobble Bobble (Part 1)

Gobble Bobble (Part 1)

A Great way to pass a Friday Afternoon, especially when all the bosses are away.

Just feed the Bobble the stuff on the left and right. Find the right combination and chalk up points!

Contributed by the God of Links, Duma (*bows* May he keep the blessings.. eh hem.. the links coming… I worship the very ground he walks upon…), he claimed that the max is 20000. So far, my best record is 13900. Well, if anyone ever reaches 20000, please email me the secret combination!!!

When will I ever get well?! Sigh…

When will I ever get well?! Sigh…

About a year and a half ago, it was diagnosed that I had a thyroid condition. It was a devastating piece of news as I had always considered myself a very healthy person. Also, I couldn’t accept that there was actually something wrong with me….. I was also rather upset that I hadn’t discovered it sooner as I had been staying alone for almost a year and being a rather careless person, I paid little attention to my appearance. The symptoms were all there – the sudden increase in weight (to a girl, getting fat is worse than death), the swell around the neck, the bulging of my eyes, the trembling of my hands…. Not only that, when left untreated, it was life-threatening.

Later, I discovered that it’s actually a rather common ailment as everyone started confessing to knowing an aunt, a relative or friend having it. OK.. So a lot of people out there had it as well… Oh well, at least it’s not cancer….

So I dutifully went for the ritual blood test, took the horrible medicine every day, gave up my favourite pastime – diving…. After a year, the symptoms started to subside, except for my eyes…. (So if you see someone with 2 eyeballs bulging from the sockets, that’s me). The doctor said that they may never revert back to their original position, but the condition’s improving. OK ok, I can accept that… I’ve always wanted bigger eyes, haven’t I?!

Half a year ago, the blood count went back to normal. I was estactic. I was finally back to normal. If the next blood count was normal too, then I was on the road of recovery. Everything looked so hopeful…

I just took my blood test yesterday, another big fat test tube of blood. The doctor just called to give me the bad news. Sigh… The condition has worsened and I have to increase my daily dosage…. I thought I would have been immuned to this kind of bad news after rounds and rounds of blood tests etc. But, still, I can’t help but feel depressed that after a hopeful 6 months, I’m still not well yet. Ok, and very disappointed as well…

Most of the time, I just bitch a lot on the blog. Frustrations and anger… but this must be the most depressing posting I have ever made…. (Considering that I was too (and even more) depressed the first time round to even record the outcome of my very first blood test.)

Fairy Tale.. what?

Fairy Tale.. what?

There isn’t a single comment on my fairy tale, which I painstakingly took the whole day to write (in between a lot of alt-tab to keep the nosey parkers out of my life). I simply cannot comprehend the reason for this.

Is my fairy tale written too “chim” for everyone? Or is it soooo boring that everyone nodded off to sleep even before they were done with the 1st paragraph?

My brother claimed that he had read it, every single word of it.

“So did you manage to grasp the deeper meaning behind this fairy tale?”

“Har? (The omni-powerful word which all Singaporeans are familiar with. “Har” can mean ANYTHING! E.g. What the f*** are you talking about?)

“The d-e-e-p-e-r meaning?”

“Like what?”

“I mean… which nation is famous for white sausages & beer??”

*Blank Look*

“What about the changes in the surroundings due to their procrastination?”

“Oh… You mean there will be global warming etc?”

*Pulls hair out*

I wonder if he’s my brother. I’m now doubly sure that my Mom rescued him from one of the rubbish bins in KK hospital about 25 years ago…..

Blabbers & Cheerios

Blabbers & Cheerios

Woah. Lotsa postings today (for me!). Just added another website to my list.

Blabbers & Cheerios is put up by Justina (I knew her from the hamster forum). A girl with a really big heart and lots of pets. I have always believed that all animal lovers are nice people. Coupled with great models (her hamsters) and great photography skills, her blog is a must for hamster lovers. Look out for her little beauties!!

One of her masterpieces!

A Not so Short Fairy Tale

A Not so Short Fairy Tale

Once upon a time, in the village of Tiddlywinks, there lived a bunch of people, whose pastime was to drink beer and eat white sausages. The villagers produced beer and used it to barter for white sausages from the next village, Winkytill.

One fine day, as of any normal day, the villagers cheerfully loaded their little carts with barrels of fine TW beer, looking forward to having fresh white sausages for their dinners. They simply loved the white sausages, which was their only source of pleasure in a hard day’s work of beer making.

Whistling happily, they pushed their carts with vigour, on the winding path to Winkytill. Suddenly, the whole procession stopped. There was a great big giant tree, right smack in the middle of the vital path to Winkytill!! They just couldn’t believe their eyes. How could a humongous tree grow overnight?! (This is a fairy tale, ok?!) They rubbed their eyes in disbelief! What’s worse! It had cut them off from their precious supply of white sausages! This was atrocious, ridiculous and… UNTHINKABLE!!

The villages wrung their hands in despair and pulled their hairs out. They pushed their carts dejectedly back to their village and sat in a circle despondently. One of the villagers stood up and exclaimed,” We need a giant axe to cut down the giant tree!” At this statement, the fire returned to everyone’s eyes. “That’s a brilliant idea!!” They patted the smart aleck on his back.

“Now, where can we get this great big axe from?!”


“I know! Ah Wei from the RoarRoar town nearby can do it! She can find ANYTHING!”

So, they contacted Ah Wei . She became an employee of the Tiddlywinks subsidiary located in the RoarRoar town and they entrusted upon her the important task of getting a giant axe, so that they could cut the tree down and get to their precious supply of white sausages.

Efficient as she always was, she managed to find someone who had this great big axe in an amazingly short time.

“Yo yo! I have a seller who’s willing to sell his great big axe for 1 dollar!! It’s such a good deal!”

The villagers of Tiddlywinks exclaimed,”1 dollar?! But we don’t have 1 dollar! We only have a lot of good TW beer! The best beer in the region!”

After much cajoling, persuading, even to the extent of begging, Ah Wei managed to get the seller to barter his great big axe for a barrel of good old TW beer. The seller reluctantly accepted the bargain, although he’s allergic to beer and would develop red ugly rashes from drinking it. Nevertheless, he’s no match for Ah Wei’s persuasive powers.

Now, the villagers sat around the great big axe. It’s so big that 30 people were needed to lift it up. What’s the best way to cut the tree down?

“We should do it the top-down method!”

“No no! It should be the left-right method!”

“No no no!! It should be ……”

The villagers spent 4 whole months, arguing over the best way to utilise the great big axe. After much fighting and debating, they finally agreed on a method. So they set off to conquer the great big tree.

When they reached the very spot where the great big tree rested, they discovered that, because they had spent so much time arguing, the entire landscape had changed! Instead of a great big tree, a great big river cut across the path!!!

They shouted, they lamented and they hopped around in anger, for 4 months without the white sausages had left them very miserable indeed. Furiously, they trudged back to the village.

“Ah Wei!! We don’t want the axe anymore!! We want a great big pail to bail the water out!”

“What.. what?! Then what should I do with the great big axe?!”

“We don’t care! Just barter it for a great big pail! By hook or by crook! We are your bosses so you must do what we say!”

“But but but…” Ah Wei had no choice.

She found a seller with a great big pail. After much effort, she managed to persuade him to exchange his pail for the axe. Wiping her sweat off her brows, she gave the pail to the villagers. Yet again, the villagers took another 4 months to decide on the best way to bail the water out with the pail. It’s pretty amazing to find so many indecisive people in one village. They should have made an entry in the Guinness book of Records.

So, off they go again, to the river, grumpily shoving each other along the way. They were suffering from the withdrawal syndrome, being deprived of the white sausages for 8 whole months. Yet again, the world waited for no one. While they were gone, due to forces of nature, the river was replaced with a mountain! “Our white sausages!!!” The villagers hollered in anguish.


“What..what?! This is unreasonable! First you wanted a great big axe, then a great big pail and now a great big spade! Do you know what you want!?”

“We don’t care! The natural forces have changed, we now want a spade! We can’t use the pail on the mountain!!”

“If only you had observed the natural trends and taken less time to react to the changes, then all these would be unnecessary!!!”

“So what?! Do you question our actions!? You are our employee and you must follow instructions, no matter how stupid they are! We pay you to do what we want you to do!!”

Fed up with their unreasonable demands and tired of having to pacify the irked sellers, Ah Wei finally released her pent up frustrations! Conjuring up a handful of *fried cuttlefish (Reminder: This is a fairy tale.), she stuffed them into the villagers’ mouths! Taken aback by surprise, they were too shocked to move. She boxed them in the ears, punched them in the face and kicked them in their shins.

“I CHAO your YOU YU!! I have companies lining up to employ me and I will not sit here, wasting my time to follow the instructions of a bunch of procrastinating fools!”

With amazing strength, she turned the great big pail over the heads of the villagers, slapped the dust off herself and walked off.

She had not experienced such great satisfaction for a long long time….

*fried cuttlefish = Chao3 You2 Yu2 (in Chinese) = Sack the employer = resign = whatever = you get the idea!

Work in Progress…

Work in Progress…

The blogout comment thingy has completely broken down. I had to replace it with another comment box script. *Sigh* There goes all the previous comments.

Anyway, I’m still trying to figure how to add the options for smilies in…. I know I know, I’m not exactly the most web savvy person here. Give me some time leh!!!!