Friday, March 30, 2012

American Idol Season 11 - Who Left Top 9?

I'm apologise to all his fans.
But I was jumping with joy the moment Ryan Seacrest said HeeJun Han was heading home.

To me, this should have happened last week.

Anyhow, no doubt, he does have talent big enough to bring him this far into the competition. So with all due respect, here's his last performance on the stage.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Never Be Ashamed To Say "I Need Help!"

Ask and You Shall Receive.
Seek and You Shall Find.

Something happened recently and it reminded me of my past.
The many times when I had nothing to feed myself.
The many times when I had trouble finding peace.
The many times when I just needed a listening ear.

The times of helplessness.
The times of frustrations.
The times of anger.

They were difficult times, but they are over now.
Thanks to friends, family members, relatives.
Without them, there would not be me here and now.

Then again, its God above who watches over all, undeniably.

Many says, "Just Pray and everything will be fine."
To me, praying is not good enough.

I need to do something before help can be rendered.
I need to do something before I can see the light of hope.

And that something is humility.

Everybody need help at some point in their lives.
Some need more help and others less.
NEVER be ashamed to say "I need help!"

Only when I bowed down my head in humility,
that's when angels started to appear with their helping hands stretched out.

Only when I put down my ego,
and tell the truth,
gifts of love came pouring.

Only when I revealed my battered soul,
I finally saw who are friends for fun and who are friends for life;
and people for good times only and people for all sort of moments.

Taking this opportunity to thank YOU, YOU and many more YOUs, who pulled me through my darkest moments in my life.

*Super Hugs*

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Song Sharing Sunday #166 - Julie Andrews ~ My Favourite Things (Sound of Music)

Was watching Glee and heard them singing "My Favourite Things" from the show: Sound of Music.

it brought back so many lovely memories...
Watched that show so many times when I was a kid and Mary Poppins too!
I was so in love with Julie Andrews then.

Her smile, her voice.... so enchanting.

Did you grow up watching Julie Andrews's shows too?

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My Favourite Things ~ Julie Andrews

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens,
bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens,
brown paper packages tied up with strings,
these are a few of my favorite things.

Cream colored ponies and crisp apple strudels,
door bells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles.
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings.
these are a few of my favorite things.

Girls in a white dresses with a blue satin sashes,
snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes,
silver white winters that melt into springs,
these are a few of my favorite things.

When the dog bites, when the bee stings,
when I'm feeling sad,
I simply remember my favorite things,
and then I don't feel so bad.

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Friday, March 23, 2012

American Idol Season 11 ~ Who Left Top 10

Like I have said before, I think this year's contestants are great!
However, I still do not understand why these two are still here?
Deandre Brackensick and Heejun Ha.
Previously, I mentioned I could not stand Deandre's constant hair flipping action. I think its a great distraction to his performance every time.

As for Heejun, come on! Its a serious competition, please show some respect when you are on stage. Its good to be playful as a person, but there are times you just need to tone down and be serious. And the American Idol stage is the place.

So this year, American Idol Season 11, who left top 10?

Erika Van Pelt.

This was the performance which axed her from becoming the next American Idol:

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Fight the Flu Bug

Though popping in a Clarinase pill might seem easier and faster, there are other more NATURAL ways to fight the flu bug.

You might want to try this:
  1. 1 Lemon
  2. 2 Apples
  3. 1 inch of Ginger
Put all the above into a blender. Remember to keep the apple skin. Do not un-skin the 2 apples so as to preserve the high flavonoid content in it. This content helps to reduce the risk of heart attacks and cancer.

I know many does not like the smell or taste of Ginger, but the anti-viral qualities in ginger is the key essential ingredient to fight your flu. Just like how a cup of Teh Halia (Ginger Tea) can do the trick too.

Then again, prevention is better than cure.
So its the same old line that hardly anyone bother to pay attention to anymore, "More rest, More exercise and Eat a balanced diet" to build that immune system of yours. With a stronger immune system, illness have lesser chance of making you its victim.

Cheers to Good Health!

Monday, March 19, 2012

鴨子 ~ 高伊玲 《世界正美丽》

Being someone who prefers boys more than girls, it is rather rare that I would fall deeply in love with any girl.
No, don't get me wrong.
I am not talking about intimate or sexual kind of love.

Just pure admiration and awe.

However, ever since I watched 《世界正美丽》 a couple of years back, I fell in love with 高伊玲, aka 鴨子.

I love her features, her straightforwardness, her courage, her friendliness, etc. She is so amiable! *grin*

If I ever have a daughter, I would love my daughter to have all of her qualities.

Yesterday, the show was put to a halt because of the movie 風雲 (雄霸天下), was sad at first, then realised that 《世界正美丽》 will resume next Sunday at 10.45pm, I am all smiles again. *Smile*

Too bad, her blog is in Chinese, or else I would be her blog's faithful reader. *laugh*

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Song Sharing Sunday #165 - Michael Jackson - You Rock My World

Thinking of MJ today (again)....
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You Rock My World ~ Michael Jackson

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Every day may not be good, but there's something GOOD in every day.

There is ALWAYS something good every day. 
The question is, 
CAN you see the GOOD
or are you too blinded by your endless complains? 

Monday, March 12, 2012

Seriously into Evian Water for Skin Care

I think this is my 3rd post about Evian Water. Just in case some of you may think that Evian probably paid me to do this, no No NO!

I am seriously into Evian Water because it did show results and they were too significant to deny that Evian Water truly works for my complexion. With a cup a day and using it on a cotton pad to clean my face, it is repairing my 'abused' skin very well.

Then again, I must make this statement. What works for me might not work for you and vice versa. Skin care is something very personal indeed.

For those of you who have not seen me before, PLEASE do NOT think that I have baby skin. On the contrary, my skin condition is rather bad because of my frequent Acne breakouts. Now that Evian Water put that under control already and together with Mary Kay facial wash, the repair work is in good progress.

*Thumbs Up*

Read these posts to know how I found out about Evian Water and what was my skin like in the past:~
If you have read those posts already, you would know that buying Evian Water on a regular basis can 'burn' quite a big hole in your pocket. Its $2.60 per bottle. So I am always looking out for discount or bundle promotion at NTUC FairPrice.

Sad to say, this week when I was hunting for my 'miracle water' for my skin , there were no more promotion. In fact, there were no more BIG BOTTLES! The smaller the bottle, the more expensive it costs, when you calculate based on cost per litres.

So I decided to go Sheng Siong Supermarket to try my luck.

From far I spotted the striking red word with pink, blue white background. The company must have engaged some professional logo designs specialists to get this logo up. Its hard to miss.

Then I saw the word PROMOTION!!!!


A box of 12 bottles for $28.00!

If I buy the big bottles individually, its $2.60 each. That would make $31.20 for 12 bottles. Hooray! A little savings is better than no savings, right?! *wink*

So without hesitation, my muscle-man, aka my hubby, lifted the heavy box full of Evian Water and bought it for me. *Grin*

These 12 bottles can last me for a month. Yeah!
*clap clap clap*

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Song Sharing Sunday #164 - Despicable Me 2 ~ Banana Potato Song

I do not know if this can be considered a song!
Well, my kids were trying to 'sing' it too after hearing it.
So this week's Song Sharing Sunday is my children's choice...

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Banana Potato Song ~ Despicable Me 2

I hope you were NOT expecting me to type down the lyrics for this song eh?
'Cos I can hardly figure it out myself other than 'Banana and Potato'! *laugh*

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

HDB 1st Appointment! Yeah!

Today, we went for our 1st HDB appointment. *clap clap clap*

According to my hubby, who is in the property line, there are ONLY 3 HDB officers who are really smiley and professional. The rest looked like they had a bad day (everyday) *giggle* He said we were so lucky to have one of the most cheerful HDB officers among the three.

So while doing all the paperwork and listening to all the 'serious' stuff, everyone was all smiles because the officer himself was smiling all the way. Nice!

Now that the date of the handover has been confirmed, I am so excited, almost jumping out of my skin, I can start to GET even MORE THINGS DONE! Things that can actually wait for a few more days later or even weeks later, but I just want to do it NOW! *laugh*

  1. Cancelled all Giro Payments at the Bank
  2. Cleared Conservancy Charges at the Town Council
  3. Called movers to find out pricing and available dates
  4. Called up the owner of our temporary accommodation to confirm the date of moving in
  5. Called Singtel to find out the charges for installation of the internet access point, etc
Yup! Had my 5Cs all done!

Now its just back to more packing and dismantling....

Finally, the clearing of the storeroom is completed.
All that needs to be thrown, are gone.
Others that need to be dismantled and packed, are stacked.
The rest are stuffed nicely into boxes and boxes.

Finally! I meet the wall behind the bookshelf again! "Hi!"

Look at how terrible the condition is?!
The paint has faded so badly and
the brick paint wall had such deep cracks.
That's the result of lack of maintenance after 32 years.


Next spot?

Monday, March 5, 2012

American Idol Season 11 Top 13

I still miss Simon Cowell in American Idol.
This year, all three judges seemed to be on the same side for every contestants.
Thank goodness they get to feature Jimmy's opinions during results day. I have to say, I am 99% with Jimmy's views about the contestants.

Just like Jimmy, I am surprised at the compliments and even the standing ovation from the judges given to some of the contestants during the sing-off, for both the guys and the gals.
Some of them just did not sound right and some performances were really cheesy too.

Then again, who am I to judge?

Ok, so the American Idol Season 11 Top 13 includes:

  1. Hollie Cavanagh, 
  2. Colton Dixon, 
  3. Heejun Han, 
  4. Jermaine Jones, 
  5. Skylar Laine, 
  6. Joshua Ledet, 
  7. Shannon Magrane, 
  8. Phillip Phillips, 
  9. Jessica Sanche,
  10. Elise Testone,
  11. Jeremy Rosado
  12. Ericka Van Pelt
  13. Deandre Brackensick
So who am I hoping to LEAVE on the next episode of American Idol?
DeAndre Brackensick

I just cannot stand his seemingly endless tossing of his hair. He needs to get off the screen or get rid of that habit. Its just NOT a star quality.


I saw him tossing his hair 8 TIMES in that short video. *eyes widened*

Well, and the ones I hope will stay on for a long long time includes:  
  1. Hollie Cavanagh, 
  2. Colton Dixon, 
  3. Skylar Laine, 
  4. Shannon Magrane, 
  5. Jessica Sanche, 
  6. Elise Testone, 
  7. Jeremy Rosado 
  8. Ericka Van Pelt
What's your pick?

My Happy Purchase ~ My Thinnest Umbrella (yet)

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Song Sharing Sunday #163 - TroubleMaker ~ Hyunseung & Hyuna

I hear this EVERY SUNDAY at my in-law's place.
Thanks to my niece who is totally crazy over this song.
It just kept repeating on her laptop.
Now, even my boys are singing this song when they come home.
However the funny thing is, they sing it as "mee-ah-mee-soto..hhhmmm... mee-ah-mee-soto...hhhmmm......troublemaker... troublemaker"

*laugh* never expected this song to be related to the famous malay dish : mee soto. *laugh*

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