Wednesday, December 31, 2008


i manage to clean the whole house, yikes! albeit not very thoroughly but still..... ha!

friends of the forest are having a bbq at kwee's house tonight. looks like we going to have a buffet with alot of food and drinks!!

so we'll be saying goodbye to 2008 and hello 2009 later, somehow an excitement is in the air!!
get ready all the party poppers and pop our way to 2009!!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008


sometimes when i just want to shut myself from the rest of the world, i'll retreat into the safety of my storybooks.

and read and read and read.

only when all the words have been read and are no more, will i allow myself to get out of this isolation.

guess we all have to go through our own isolation period in our own ways.

what's yours?

looking forward

after a long, long laze in bed, i'm still feeling restless.. it seems my adrenaline is rushing for something. wanna head to JP in the afternoon to look for a pair of black pants, but am too afraid of buying other stuff, ha!

am enjoying this last stretch of 2008, the feeling of doing nothing-ness. erm thats still housework to be done, but argh! seems all my limbs are just not co-operative. i wanna laze somemore!!

my days of working from home are over, heh. so before i start my new work, qx will try to:
- clear out her old working stuff
- clear out the storeroom
- clean the whole house throughly
- wash the bedsheets
- and erm try to get the above done, hehe

*my mum just called me to say she'll be heading to JP to take a look see! so now, i got a date with my mum, ha!

looking forward to the genting trip.
looking forward to my parent's salvation.
looking forward to the many weddings next year.
looking forward to serving in ministry.
looking forward to Godly friendships.
looking forward to travelling with my husband.
looking forward to getting rich.
looking forward to having loads of money.
looking forward to using that loads of money to bless others.
looking forward to the acceptable year of the Lord!!

the kukup trip

back from the kukup trip with our group of friends of the forest, haha!! the island was scorching hot and all of us really melted under the hot sun. guess we're too sheltered in singapore, literally speaking, ha!

the house where we stayed for a night was spacious, though the rooms and mattresses were too dusty and most of us were sneezing and wheezing through. and the food was so-so, but all in all, it was an experience for me. sleeping on the floor on a thin mattress, the toilets being a hole where everything just get dropped right into the sea and the incessant number of flies flying around. man! they were everywhere!!

and the highlight of the trip was the guys coming up with a new game, Swatting Flies!! yes, i'm serious!! while some of us were just lazing in the room with the air-con (thank God they have air-con!), the guys were outside doing their best to swat out all the flies!! it was hilarious!! and they even came out with a tactic that ensured that you get the fly dead and square, ha! though i tried and failed miserably, hehe..

arriving at the island

our new game practice

the S.W.A.T logo

WAGS of the SWAT team

and presenting the team....

ladies and gentlemen, meet the SWAT team!
john, keon, sean & johnny
(keon is the master shifu!)

haha!! the things that the guys come up with sometimes are really funny!! other than swatting flies, we also played cranium (a board game), charades and visited the kelong.

other than eating seafood, there is'nt anything much to do on this island. thus 2 day 1 night is definetely more than enough. it was really fun with the company of friends and we just chilled and laze around. we're all looking forward to our next trip!!
friends of the forest

Friday, December 26, 2008

of cg christmas dinner and malaysia

cck cg christmas dinner at our place!

our dinner of pizzas and coke!

all the pressies

the men in the games room

while the woman take hold of the pool table!


the super hyperactive amber!
she'll put energizer bunny a run for their money man!

amber and eliza

and all of us!
tomorrow, i'll be with the rest to kukup island, yay! can't wait for the delicious seafood and company of our dear friends. and next weekend. the husband and i will be driving to genting with his parents. seems like during this short 2 weeks, we'll be visiting malaysia quite often, ha!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008


conversation with a 9 yr old....

michelle: (looking at me earnestly) qiu xian jie jie, do you have stomachache?

me: (looking puzzled) stomachache?

michelle: yes! do you have stomachache?

me: (really puzzled) am i supposed to have a stomachache?

michelle: (looking at me like i'm the sillest person) yes of course! if not how can you get pregnant?!

me: "_"

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

winds of change, ha!

as the previous post on being a high class gardener, its signed, sealed and confirmed! come jan 12, i'll be officially working for the government as their gardener, ha! never could have imagined that i'll be working for them but well, see how things always turn around when you least expect it.

erm, but i would still like to have a proper office, table, air-con and please Mr Mentor Minister Lee!! Please let us have our MSN!!!! hope that won't be banned in the office, lol... anyways what make me decide on this new career direction was ahem...(must make myself sound sacrificial, lol!) the stable income, the many benefits of being a civil servant, the insurance, the prospect of not using my brain (wait! thats not good right?!) haha... but mainly its for my family.

i'm excited to start the new year on a clean slate and there are some new things i would wanna do. but please don't laugh at me k, its a huge step for me hor...

this coming new year, i'm going to:
- wear contacts (no laughing!)
- put braces (i realised my sister is doing it too! and no we did'nt plan for it together, ha!)

erm, yup thats about it for 2009. see i'm very easy to maintained. i've been thinking about braces for a really long time too. just that i've never really set about doing it. but will have to wait till feb or so for my first pay, lol!!

but why contacts? err, because i've always been afraid of sticking my finger into my eye? i'm not sure too but getting contact seems like a grown up thing to do. and because i guess the hassle of wearing glasses during manual labour doesn't seem appealing to me, so contacts it is!

quite exciting isn't it?! many, many laugh out loudsssssss...

Friday, December 19, 2008

high-class gardener, ha! from 2009

Thursday, December 18, 2008


for this past week, i've been teaching floral lessons at a special school. this school is catered to special needs children. children with autism, slow learning disabilities and down syndrowm. as my friend is a teacher in this school, she wanted them to learn a new skill to equip them with some basic floral knowledge, so as to enable them to find relevant jobs in the future.

at first i was hesitant to take up this offer. because i know the demands of a florist, the hectic working style and the draining physical work, i felt that those kids will not be able to handle it well. i was lost as to what i can teach them and certainly unsure if they know what i was talking about. but she assured me that the kids who will be taking this class are the high-functioning kids. meaning they are more adapted to the surroundings and much responsive to people. and so i agreed.

well, my worries were unfounded. what greeted me on the first day was their enthusiasm, their willingness to learn and joy. it amazes myself and pr(one of my teacher friend who kindly avail herself to help out) was their child like mind and their naivety. they were always so ready with our requests, their smiles and their chirpy, 'good morning miss qx!' they are just so adorable! and you'll be amazed that they look like normal people, no one can tell they have some problems to a certain degree.

but pr can't help but wonder at the lack of support for the school and the kids. as she is a teacher in an aided-government school, she told me about the vast differences between the 2 schools. like lack of security features, the old school building and some other stuff. and one can't help but wonder why are the special needs children the forgotten ones? however, they are much more fortunate than those of yester-years.

while they used to be a hush-hush matter, at least there's more exposure and help for them now.
but at what level?

i'm not sure why i'm writing all these down but as tomorrow is my last lesson with them, i truly hope i can and will help them as much i can. i'll miss them. miss their cheekiness and their smiles.

and it seems to me that when you can't have the world at the tip of your hand, all you have is your heart and your smile to face the world.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

i am

enjoying a quiet moment in the house now. david is asleep on the sofa and michelle is flipping 8 days beside me.


Tuesday, December 9, 2008


the december is here again! (",)

looking forward to the trip with......... get ready ah.... andy, sean, yimei, faith, keon, shijie, derek, johnny, joy, john, qx (myself), david and michelle!

its a group trip to kukup! its a short weekend trip whereby we get to stuff our face with seafood all day, lol!!

ghost stories, taboo, cranium anyone? :P

Monday, December 1, 2008

jin boliao

greetings earthlings! \!/
we descended upon this dwelling where we come across some funny humans.
but let me introduce you my fellow spacelings first.
this is, toppers. as you can see, she only has a head, no body.
alas, hers was a long story, for another time eh.
and this is blurry, head with part body.
she has an alter ego...

silly face!

put them together, you'll have blurry silly face!
we had some funny human food called pizza. its flat, round and tastes cheesy. much like rubbish from we came from.

the flat, round thing that resembles our flying craft.
we stayed for quite a while as the humans entertained us with moving pictures which they project onto a big screen.
where we come from, the moving pictures can actually talk to you and smell your armpits.
though the latter is not encouraged by our president, which coincidentally is also the president for DASYAP.
(Do Always Smell Your Armpit)
oxymoron, i say.
we had a good time i must admit, as the humans were found to be highly intelligent and well responsive to our commands.
and thus we can submit our report to our hq to ensure them that our findings conclude that humans are indeed easily trained and well- domesticated.
until the next report, this is jin boliao signing out.