The girl who laughed too much, too loud

August 31, 2006

Busy busy at the country side!

Filed under: Uncategorized — elyseeteo @ 1:11 pm

Hey all!

I am busy busy….

STALKING animals! hahaha…

so fun!!!!

SO I’ve decided to rope all of you into this countryside fun!=)

Ha, never thought I am actually still very attached to nature and the countryside! Used to like trekking when I was young, but has since stopped for years and years. Since then, I became a girl who can’t live without her heels and pretty shoes. HAHA.

Let this proud girl (who went cold turkey off heels for 2 weeks, haha) present a game for you all! Prize? hmmm… how about a pot of jam made by name? 😉

Ha, yup. I’ve learnt how to make jams le!! happy! more on it in my next post.

Play the “Spot the squirrel competition!”

I spent days following these adorable fluffy creatures!

BUT taking pictures of them are soooo difficult! but they are soooooo adorable!

So here’s how. save the pictures and circle the squrriels and send the pictures to me at janinamania@gmail.com

ha
yup! GO! *judge’s decision is final!*

click to enlarge pictures!

Hugs and kisses to all my city buddies!*_~

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August 26, 2006

Why are we so like that?

Filed under: Uncategorized — elyseeteo @ 8:25 pm

Hey all!

Yup yup, I was going to blog about my trip. But there is something on my mind that I would like to blog about.

Casually, I posed a question to elgin. Do you think that singaporeans lack depth of thought?

I thought perhaps this finance phd-er could give a refreshing view on this subject.

Singaporeans seem to be very ‘bochup’ when it comes to global affairs. He responded. Unlike in UK (where he lived for the past 6-7 years while studying in Imperial) where the people are passionate about current affairs, with the discussions and debates and coverages by the media, the interest that singaporeans take in world affairs pales in comparison. Hence, he thinks, london is really like a global city. But singaporeans are really lost in their little sunny island.

Curious for another point of view, I asked Loïc, this time a french. If the young français are interested in global affaires. And he said, only a minority of the young french are interested. As the majority, that do not further their studies in the écoles or universitaires, do not give a damn.

Perhaps its a natural phemonen for the young people to not care about global affaires after all.

But I think the Singaporeans that Elgin was referring to, are those highly(?) educated Singaporeans?

Actually, yes. I do agree with him to a certain extent. Even in France, people are passionate about global affairs. And whenever my mummy sees news like people demonstrating against some war, she will comment snugly that: those people really have nothing better to do hor. And! I used to agree with her.

I have friends who are totally ‘bochup’ when it comes to global affairs. To state more extreme examples, I have a friend who walks away whenever her boyfriend starts to talk about current affairs! And I do not blame her at all. I wasn’t really interested in current affairs. I found it boring. And hence I think I can identify with the Singaporean bochup syndrome (SBS, cause acronyms are fun! And very singaporean too;-) )

So. Why are we so like that?

because..?

Whatever we think doesn’t matter.

Singaporeans are bochup because no matter what their views are for their own local affairs, it doesn’t seem to carry weight. That’s well, at least not until recently when the government decided to encourage more people to speak up. I wonder if it is because people forgot how to?

Blissfully happy in peace and harmony

No matter what happens, or what we think, year after year, election after election, there’s still no significant change. Of course, in times of peace who in the right mind will waste their brain cells thinking about politics and wars in places far far away?

Singaporeans are generally happy with the country and political climate. (even though we are rated as unhappy. ha. ) so, what’s there to think about?

some shopping and good food anyone? 😛

we are teeny weeny

Yes yes. We are a small small country. And usually what happens in our country do not appear in the news of other countries (believe me, i’ve searched).

Our voices are not loud enough in the global arena. Especially when we do not have an army strong enough like the usa, france or italy, where they have the capacity to deploy troops to help keep peace in Lebanon.

Good for Chirac who finally decided to take the lead=)

… I am not finished with this post yet…

BUT I am off to more important things like….. (shall keep you all in suspense for abit!)

August 24, 2006

Gah si wah wu ji bah ban….

Filed under: Uncategorized — elyseeteo @ 8:13 am


Invested in Euro millons =P

Kind of like 4-D in singapore.

Reminds me of that stupid hokien song: if I had 1 million.. HAHA

Wish me luck! (In fact its a joint-venture of my colleagues =P, so wish us luck! maybe we can earn enough to buy out our bond. hahaha)

Got to run now

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I very boliao-ly adopted a cyber pet. ha. well someone more boliao did it before me so… =P I guess its alrite!

I have always wanted irregular pets, after having regular pets all my life. So I was choosing between a Ilama or a tiger.

So! a tiger it is!

August 23, 2006

Tired feet!

Filed under: Uncategorized — elyseeteo @ 5:39 am

Have you ever walked til you feel like you can’t walk anymore?

I have.

Now.

Am just just now, back to my second home=)

Will blog soon=)

August 18, 2006

Reporting live from…..

Filed under: Uncategorized — elyseeteo @ 5:24 am

(a good hint where I am)

=)

Couldnt been more excited!

On the plane.

It was my first time on a Middle eastern airline – Turkish airline, no less.

And what I really like is their pink cutlery! pink napkins. cups and everything. gosh, its so luxurious! haha.

When I was taking this picture, Erez tried to be funny qnd placed his beer over at my tray. He said, “This is to show your friends that you are having fun on the plane” ha. It was fun to have him on as a travelling buddy on this long 10+ hours flight, WITH children and babies crying, kicking my chair, etc. Couldn’t sleep much.

Plus *cough* he’s cute too! I am looking REALLY BAD at the end of the flight, so I decided to practise self-censor, cause I do not know how to photoshop!!!!!!!!! grrr.

Seriously how can someone look so fresh after a long tiring flight? Me, I didn’t dare to bring in ANY liquids, so, no makeup whatsoever. booo. hahaha.

Learnt quite abit from Erez, who happens to be from Israel. He is studying dentistry in Budapest (one of my favourite cities!). Why are there so many dentists around me?!?

A very thoughtful toilet. with a waterjet to make sure that you are really clean! ha. I like.

My first meal in Istanbul…

which wasn’t very suitable for my taste….

So someone smart tabao-ed mee goreng and gwee kway from Singapore and offered me some. A tear of gratitude dropped down silently, as I tucked in the only gwee kway in Istanbul.. HAHAH.

Elqin doesn’t only come with gwee kway, he has this box of treasure ensembled by his kind friend, he is on his way back to London to complete the last few months of his PHD in finance at Imperial.

That’s very thoughtful of his friend!

Anyway did not spend much time in Istanbul this time way, BUT will be back shortly after.=P

Til next time peeps! *Hugs and kisses*

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