Thursday, January 31, 2008
THEY REALLY REALLY CAN DO WITH SOME HELP!
Dear animals lovers,
Thanks for your strong support towards our last Jumbo sales in support of Animals Lovers League (http://animalloversleague.com/) last October, of which we raised $1,170 (http://pawzcafe.com/index.php/topic,1193.90.html) . We are pleased to announce that a 2nd Jumbo sale in aid of Animal Lovers League is currently being planned.
Animal Lovers' League (ALL) is a not-for-profit animal shelter registered under the Registrar of Societies. Its 600-something wards include abandoned, injured or rescued dogs and cats.
This shelter, like most animal shelters, is in dire need of funds to provide the animals under their care with fundamentals needs like food and lodging. In addition, funds are also required for sterilisation and medical care
To facilitate logistic planning of our forthcoming Jumbo sales, we will be collecting donations (new/2nd hand items in good conditions) islandwide on the following dates:-
Sun, 20/1/08 (To enable us to plan our route, please let us have a confirmation of items to be donated by 18/1/08)
Sat, 26/1/08 (To enable us to plan our route, please let us have a confirmation of items to be donated by 24/1/08)
Sun, 27/1/08 (To enable us to plan our route, please let us have a confirmation of items to be donated by 25/1/08)
For our planning purposes, please contact the following persons by return mail on:
the items to be donated.
preferred date of collection.
Area Name Email
West Eileen firstname.lastname@example.org
North Jenn email@example.com
East & Raffles Place Jenny firstname.lastname@example.org
Tanjong Pagar Edwin email@example.com
Serangoon Central/Hougang Angela firstname.lastname@example.org
and we will confirm with you again the pick up timing.
PS : You may like to run through your Christmas gifts or see if you have any items to spare during your Chinese New Year spring cleaning :)
A big THANK YOU on behalf of all the animals from Animals Lovers League.
They have 250 dogs & 600 cats, if you thinking of having a pet but can't keep one like me, I appeal you to sponsor one, it's not They are adorable, trust me. Just look at Ah Boy, he has improved so much since.
Besides, the jumbo sales, in June there will be a charity dinner. It will be at mundai or something. My dear blog readers, if you an animal lover, will be really nice if you show some support. I can help you get the tickets and we can all go there and have dinner together. The last one I went was several weeks ago and they raised $8000 for vet fund and they were so happy (some poeple spent that amount on kids party...tsk tsk!). These dogs and cats can get sick easily as there are so many of them and what we sponsors pay are only for the food and stay there.
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
So yesterday, I took a day's leave (finally! after months of almost non-stop working) to follow friend on a fishing trip.
I must say I was looking forward to it because it gotto be something good to compel friend, who is basically a nocturnal creature to wake up at dawn to embark on this weekly expedition.
Loads of pictures to tell you how the day, which started at 8am and ended at almost 8pm, went. You know what? That 12 hours was not hard to pass at all.
Back at the yard and the guys have to wash the boat, ladies spared...heehee.
All I can say now, I'm hooked! I wanna go again. I serously contemplating changing to a job which allows me to do this once a week lor.....hahahaha
I couldn't have done anything else better on a 1-day leave, only regret was....there were sh*t loads of phone calls and sms-es....not new businesses which means I wouldn't have minded. But they were requests for cds, change of showtime, and boss reminding me to print name cards! (champion)
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Yes, Linna has given me full blessings to post 0.51sec, but watch on to admire her wicked dancing and choreos.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Like a typical mum who wants to know what their kids are up to behind the classroom door, today after friend & I took him back to the villa (after the usual weekend walks, feed and recently added shower), I decided to spy on him.
Shortly after we 'left', we witnessed Ah Boy "cio-ing" (courting) this white dog to play and they were having such a good time, another 2 dogs decided to participate (see the white dog hump the other guy as a "I'm mightier than thou' gesture...hahahaha)
added later.......a slightly clearer video http://www.livevideo.com/video/359505660FD5436CB85849B868B47111/my-dog-ah-boy.aspx
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Anyways, I found this old video montage of my earlier performing days and I thought it was so nostagic I gotto upload onto youtube to store it there.
You can see the degenerated video quality as it was previously edited using VHS tape. You will see towards the end of the video, the contest which kind-of launched this whole entertainment thingie for me.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Will you ever stop blaming others for your own tardiness?
Sunday, January 13, 2008
After the Central one, I drove to physiotherapist to have my tennis elbow taped before heading for the next, a pole show in the West. While waiting for a lot, this black Hyundai Getz driven by a mama can reverse and hit my front bumper!?!? Somemore never apologise leh! Luckily my car quite hardy and did not suffer. In fact his bumper had some scratches, but could be the result of his other bad driving incidences.
The one at the West side had an unusual set-up, it was held at a huge loading bay of a logistics hub. Upon arrival, I had to walk up this ram with hundreds of arriving guests .
Ok, now you see the people queueing up for some pre-dinner activities, take picture with some bikini clad "mei nus" (beauties)
Eh! Got nice sea view from the ram
But clouds were threatening to pour.
The event set-up in the loading bay.
The makan----got lontong
Parked at a more airy corner was a couple "pengkang-ing" satay, Ah boy should have been here! Haha
Then I was off to the washroom to change and when I came out, alamak, rain already!
Thankfully that stopped by the time I was done
Then it was off to location three, Yishun.
Me, trying to be smart alec, peered at the map and told myself I could reach there via PIE-KJE-BKE-SLE. Somehow, somewhere screwed up. From BKE I must have missed the connector to SLE and guess what, I ended up in a massive jam at Woodlands checkpoint! Wa kao, I remembered asking myself what were all those red lights before me, to realize rudely they were the brake lights from all the cars piled up! Uurgh! I had to make a very quick decision which lane to go so that I could quickly get out of it. Was still stuck for some 15 to 20mins and all these time making some panick phone calls for some people to help.
Ok, still managed to perform and in fact still managed to have a glimpse of beautiful bride after all the adventures!
Friday, January 11, 2008
After a meeting at their premise (F&B), instead of offering, you muscled your way to a free meal. They politely obliged you. But you didn't sense the silent resentment when the minute they sat you down a table, they excused themselves from your company, citing work (at the end of a work day!?!). You still went ahead to order a main, a side & desert!
Can you imagine what's going to reflect on their ENT? TREAT TO A SUPPLIER!
And mind you, it's not that you can't afford it. You have a very healthy account, nice home & expensive car! Why?
Wednesday, January 09, 2008
It could also have snowballed from last month. Many people had gone on leave or vacation (hmm, yah, sis went Disneyland, the ultimate chill), but not me, I was basically working the *ss off remember? So when now everyone seems to have "started the new year", I don't feel there was an end to begin with, you know what I mean?
Tuesday, January 08, 2008
He also had the 'reputation' of not honouring the agreed performance time. He would book me for an 8.40pm slot which in fact my performance time reflected in the program is 9.30pm. This is taboo for us artiste especially if we have subsequent bookings.
Being a hungry new artist, i continued working with the company until the last draw when J failed to arrange transport back from a Malacca show, which I repeatedly reminded him to. Worse, he had urged me to accept a lower rate claiming he had many more such shows across the causeway, and would promote me if I did this one well.
It has been some 10 years already since I stopped working with him. Recently I received an sms from him and this ensued (compressed version):
J: "Hi! How are you? Can you do a show for me on.......(date)?"
Me : "Can......but time depends where"
J : "Suntec...how much will that be?"
Me : "I can only do 8.20pm (based on venue). $x dollars."
J : "Can you do at 8.45pm and can you consider $y(lower) since it's our ice-breaking collaboration after years of non working together?"
Me : "Time wise can't adjust as next show fixed time already. Rates rather fixed, I'm under an agent."
J : "Do consider $y as I have a lot of overseas project."
Me : "Apologise. Not even given this price to seasoned supporters. Maybe subsequent bookings can work out slightly better rate for you."
J : (tone of sms getting less friendly) "As mentioned, we do have lots of projects & could commit more regular partnership. I can even put you up for overseas program including greater China"
I didn't reply to that last sms, but few days later, from me (& it's true):
"Sorry, 8.20 slot taken already"
I knew the English version was by Holly Valance, never quite heard of Mina. Watched a music video of hers and fell instantly in love with Mina cos she is so gorgeous (Korean, it's not a Malay or Philipino name I initially thought it was). The dancing wasn't that great at that time, altho her good looks was enough reason for me to continue watching. Plus I like the gold costume.
Then i decided to watch 2 more videos of hers and am impressed how everything just gotten even better, her looks, body, her skintone, seemingly fuller boobies, and her dance...
I'm embedding her videos as they are very inspirational
THE MUSIC VIDEO
THE EARLIER CONCERT
Monday, January 07, 2008
Anyway, for the last few days, I'm pretty proud of myself to have gone for a massage, a facial, a manicure & pedicure....big achievement ok! When the manicurist asked me to sign a package, my reply was how to when i probably come only once a year. haha
Not so proud that I've developed a Tennis elbow . Went to physio to treat it! Sigh previously a golf elbow, now tennis, all not because of tennis or golf but POLE! The sacrifices!
Friday, January 04, 2008
I was hesitant to post these pictures (actually just the last one) as I may be ruining my own pole career....But ah well, it is so funny I just got to let you see, and let u decide if we are "chio bu-s" or "chio ka peng".
You see, I saw these cute lantern (alibaba) shorts that I thought would make very nice pole dance costumes, so I bought 3 of different colours.
During our recent super casual x'mas pig-out gatherings of the partial Pole-holics team at Linna's place, I decided to bring them along to try out.
As we were without make-up nor grooming whatsoever , we told the camera-man to just zoom into our hips. We rolled up our tanks to show off the nice waist band.
Wah! How? Damn Chio right? With our abs (and Linna's & Jolyn's flat stomachs) and absolutely no photo-shopping, can you guess which belongs to Me, Linna and Jolyn (you can click to watch our last performance together to find out who's who and discover that we are indeed very attractive ladies).
Then the cameraman sabotaged us (maybe only me cos Jolyn seemed ready) by taking one full picture which has our faces and all. First let me crop it to let you all see the nice poses and torsos.........
You ready for the full picture???????
Bwahahaha...I realy look super ridiculous lor...........
Wednesday, January 02, 2008
1. drive with aircon off and windows down whenever possible to conserve fuel
2. buy & stock up toiletries ONLY when there are offers or sale (usually when they have near expiry dates...hmm, then how to stock up)
3. Park further and walk if there are cheaper alternatives.
....... thinking.......thinking of more ways to save.
Isn't it so frustrating that eveything is rising so rapidly? Last night I was having dinner with friend at one of the favourite "zhi cha" stall in the CBD area, which I have not gone in a while due to the festive & peak season. A seafood bee hoon, a plate of kai lan and a pot of chrysanthemum tea usually cost $16. Value for money. I was so happy when it was still $16 last night, only to discover the prawns have now become shrimps! Grr.......
Another resolution I'm tempted to make is to hire men only for the next recruitment. The last time I had this conniving one. This time even more 'tok-kong'--she had cooked up a sob story to fool me (not one but via 3 smses throughout the day) of family/mum problems to absent herself from work on 31 Dec 07 (the busiest day of the year) but in effect she had been resting at home and recovering from her moon-lighting ways. Applaud! But u know what? I don't either story now.