Thought of the day

I thank whatever gods may be / For my unconquerable soul. / I am the master of my fate / I am the captain of my soul. ~William Ernest Henley, Invictus

Government's promises are like the Ringgit, they depreciate with time.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Aussie Hot Mom: Karen's Fashion Sense

Just added Karen Cheng's blog to my "Blogs I Read" list.

Back in 2008, Karen was in Singapore organising "Doing the Karen Cheng" thingy and if I recalled correctly, Kenny Sia wrote an entry about this beautiful lady with her famous pose with a camera in her left hand snapping herself while she fashioned in different fabulous clothings. Back then, I thought she was just another young lass trying to sell fashion on the internet. I browsed through the entry not visiting her blog and that's that.

Then, I chanced upon her blog again this year via a link shared by recently conferred Dr Grace Ho and the first thing that caught my attention is the blog title: Snippets of Life. Wow, great minds think alike:p It's actually "Karen Cheng's Snippets of Life", but Karen uses her own portrait to replace her name instead. Then, I found out that she is a mother of three. Oedipus complex? Maybe.

Anyway, I went through her biography and eventually developed an affection for her. Yes, I admire her! Not because of her looks or hot bod, but because of her zest in life and the positivity that she projects in her blog. It's like an aura radiated from her inner self.

Ok la, I am not really that good in words and marketing, so I'll let her work speaks fro itself. Karen's blog has bagged numerous awards and was ranked 13th in the Top 100 Australian Blogs in 2008 and 1st in the Top 50 Australian Women's Blog and she is the Top 20 Female Bloggers in the world and one of the 50 Most Influential Female Bloggers. Feel free to drop by someday and I am sure you will be able to discern the shimmer of her halo.

This is a blog I would recommend for Carrie Bradshaw and the likes, husbands and wives, mothers, parents and kids.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Chicken Soup of the Soul


Thursday, July 15, 2010

Applebee's @ TripleOne Somerset

Beef quesadilla with lotsa cheese!

Shrimp skewers served fresh and succulent.


And the signature dish - Pork ribs!

Had a hearty meal with TK and CY celebrating CM's birthday at Applebee's. We have done it for 3 years straight, it's going to be tradition now, I think.

The American restaurant is located in the TripleOne Somerset premise and according to CY, it's similar to Chilli's. Nice place (parking is a killer though), nice ambience, good service, delicious food and great company.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

The Cendol Factory

Chanced upon this humble cendol shop while we went to JB near Mount Austin. It's located on the 1st floor of the shoplot and we were attracted by the signboard, a blackboard with "The Cendol Factory" written in chalk.

Simple setting without exaggerating deco, reminds me of the tea house where I used to hang out with friends during secondary school in Kluang. The boss is camera shy and it's stated that he is a finance manager on the namecard. Maybe this banker had earned enough to start a business he is passionate about. The cendol? Nice! Super nice on a stifling day :)

Feel free to drop by The Cendol Factory when you are around the area.

Location: No. 41-01 (Upper Floor), Jln Austin Heights 3, Tmn Mount Austin, Johor Bahru.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Enough is as good as a feast

There were times while I was desperately pursuing and pushing for something higher, I intermitted, and thought of the low hanging fruits that I'd bagged along the way. This is when I would feel blessed, blissful and contented.

There is this sudden state of tranquillity, and I would hold on to it long enough before the next pebble drops in and rippled the placid water in my mind.

Am grateful for everyone, everything that comes into my life.