Friday, October 06, 2006

Driving style!

Dun tink Shutterbug will agree cos he tinks I am a maniac!

Your Driving Is is: 33% Male, 67% Female

According to studies, you generally drive like a typical female.
You are a careful, skilled driver. And you are patient in sticky driving situations.
You may get aggressive from time to time, but normally you're a cool, collected driver.

So funny!

You Are Japanese Food

Strange yet delicious.
Contrary to popular belief, you're not always eaten raw.

My kind of Pie!

You Are Cream Pie

You're the perfect combo of simplicity and divinity
Those who like you life for understated pleasures

Thursday, October 05, 2006

More Paris Update

Finally back from Paris close to a week and I realise how much I miss my life here. It was a gd 6 weeks in France but somehow you just feel something is missing in your life.
Nevertheless the architecture was so beautiful, you could sit by the road side cafe for half a day to people watch and to drink in the cuture!
The Grande Arche near my service apartment.


















Merry-Go-Round in the middle of the Business District!











I really like walking along Champs-Elysee not because there are alot of branded shops but cos the architecture is so fascinating.


















This is a view of the Eiffel tower from my classroom window. Its quite pretty on a good and clear day.


















The exterior of the school looks pretty grand on the outside. Heard its built by Napoleon so you can guess the interior is a bit old.














Still have lots of photos but tink I will do it bit by bit.
Until then!

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Paris Apartment

My service apartment in Paris is in their CBD area and is quite a cosy little place.
This is my living room.














My kitchen is quite self sufficient complete with fridge, dish-washer, stove, kettle, coffee maker and all sorts of crockery and cutlery.
It will be nice to cook when Shutterbug is here!


















The bathroom with a tub as well.


















My bedroom.
Since I am staying alone they gave me a double bed.














The view outside my bedroom. Its always clear weather everyday.













Guess the bad thing about staying alone is about the safety issue cos I have a break in just 2 days ago when I was alone in the room. The guy tried to knock on my door but when I ignored him guess he thought that there was no one in the room. About 10 mins later, I heard my windows being opened when I already lock it! When I went to check, he tried to come in but upon seeing me he actually mumbled something before going away.
Well, thank God that nothing happened. My parents and Shutterbug are pretty worried and came up with all sorts of measures to ensure that such thing will not happen again.
Nevertheless, this episode has taught me to be more vigilant and more prepared in case anything else occur again.
I miss home!

Paris Part 1

Managed to downsize my photos, hence can post it on the net finally!
Was treated to a sumptuous dinner at Crystal Jade at the airport by Shutterbug cos he is so afraid that I won't get good chinese food in Paris. Wanted to order the Peking duck but was sold out. Oh well, can always eat it when I am back ha ha!
Posing a bit awkwardly for me!
Paris airport was not as chic as I thought it would be! Rather it resembles a half constructed building. We took the tube like escalators to collect my luggage. The only futuristic looking thing.
Waiting for our luggage took ages. Tink we waited close to 1-2 hrs. My colleague's box of maggie mee was found to be still in Singapore Changi airport though. In the end he had to file a report. Although they promised to send to our service apartment in Paris, it never came.
Was tired after a 13 hrs flight and we went straight to the apartment.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Laptop

Thinking of gettin a Macbook for my trip to France as well as a personal laptop in my room.
The new Macbook looks so delicious!









And it comes in white or black. But still I prefer white cos the Black one looks a bit plasticky.












The specifications are available here: http://www.apple.com.sg/macbook/specs.html
Managed to get a 15% discount off the $2248 price tag, hence it shld be ard $1910.
Tink will buy this weekend....
Yippee...

Friday, July 07, 2006

Can't get enough of it!

Tink I agree with the last line ha ha...

You Should Be A Virgo

What's good about you: you have a quiet determination and aren't swayed by emotions

What's bad about you: you are an insane perfectionist and easily find faults in others

In love: you are obsessed with making your partner happy

In friendship, you're: helpful and giving - eager to be a true friend

Your ideal job: poet, flight attendant, or natural healer

Your sense of fashion: casual, upscale, revealing, conservative - you look good in all of it

You like to pig out on: a well prepared five course meal


The Keys to Your Heart

You are attracted to those who have a split personality - cold as ice on the outside but hot as fire in the heart.

In love, you feel the most alive when your lover is creative and never lets you feel bored.

You'd like to your lover to think you are stylish and alluring.

You would be forced to break up with someone who was ruthless, cold-blooded, and sarcastic.

Your ideal relationship is lasting. You want a relationship that looks to the future... one you can grow with.

Your risk of cheating is zero. You care about society and morality. You would never break a commitment.

You think of marriage as something precious. You'll treasure marriage and treat it as sacred.

In this moment, you think of love as commitment. Love only works when both people are totally devoted.

Personality Tests

After seeing shutterbugs blog, I wanna try too =)

Your Birthdate: October 21

You're a restless rebel with an unpredictable nature.
Bright but unbridled, you tend to seek out wild experiences over new ideas.
People are frustrated by your great potential, but you love your unconventional life.
You're a heartbreaker. People get attached to you, and then you're gone.

Your strength: Your thirst for adventure

Your weakness: Not taking time for slow pleasures

Your power color: Hot pink

Your power symbol: Figure eight

Your power month: March


Got somewhat hooked and tried a series of it after that ha ha...
Your Heart Is Green

Love completes you, but that doesn't mean you seek it out.
When love comes your way, you integrate it peacefully into the rest of you life.

Your flirting style: Laid back

Your lucky first date: Walking around aimlessly and talking

Your dream lover: Is both enthusiastic and calm

What you bring to relationships: Balance


Cheese Pizza

Traditional and comforting.
You focus on living a quality life.
You're not easily impressed with novelty.
Yet, you easily impress others.


Hmm... Maybe can use this in France hee...
Your French Name is:

Crescent Thibaudeau


Going for a jog now, maybe will try again later!

Sunday, June 25, 2006

My next dive trip perhaps?

Was looking through all the various liveaboard options and it seems that this one seems to be much nicer and pretty reasonable.
It called the Black Manta.











Another comfort plus point is also that the rooms are much bigger with a double bed and ensuite bathrooms.















The dining deck is also pretty spacious compared to those I have been on.















The saloon area looks pretty comfy too.















Definitely a must try the next time.
Also chanced upon the super luxurious liveaboard by Four Seasons in Maldives.
Can't help but put it in the blog for the drool factor. Ahh...
Four Seasons Explorer















The sundeck.















The stateroom.















And the suite with the wow factor.















Most importantly at USD1,400 per night at least for 7 nights, its gonna be more than a hole in the pocket, more than a lump in the throat and more than a few sleepless nights.....

More Dive Trips Update

Came back two weeks ago from my latest dive trip with my colleagues in Malaysia yet again.
This time round went to Pulau Aur, Dayang and Tioman.
Although it was a liveaboard trip, nevertheless we had to take a bus to Mersing before boarding the boat.
Was stuck at the causeway for a gd 2-3 hrs sigh... After making our way through the causeway, we had our first makan stop at this place where the food was good and cheap.














After a crazy ride on the van as the driver was swerving left and right, we finally reach the pier where we had to board a small fishing boat to transfer us to the bigger boat.
Wasn't very impressed when I saw this at 12am in the morning.














Anyway, still hoped that it was going to get better when we reach the bigger boat. It was a gd half an hour ride before we board the bigger boat called Divemaster.
Dunno if I was too pampered on the last liveaboard trip that I was quite dismayed at the living areas of the boat this time.
Hmm.. basically there were no doors, jus a cloth curtain that demarcates your space or bed that is. It jus t reminds me of a better version of a refugee camp without the metal mesh ha ha.
Still.... I look forward to the dives and good company. =)
Woke up to blue skies the next morning yeah!














This is the deck where we usually have our meals.














In between our dives, we will suntan on the upper deck.














All in all, the dives were average as the visibility was poorer at only 8m compared to my first trip at 20m. It was also more tiring this time round maybe because I was sleeping right next to the noisy engine.

I still prefer the dive trip I went with shutterbug in May.
We went with MV Seaborne to Pulau Dayang, Aur and Pulau Yu.
This is the exterior look of the boat.














And this is the diving deck.



















Though not luxurious, at least you have a twin room to yourselves which is clean and comfortable.














Best of all, it departs from the Singapore Yacht Club which means beating all the long queues at the causeway.
We were also treated to a magnificent sunset while having dinner before the boat departs.














After the boat left the pier, we enjoyed the Singapore night skyline and also went past a huge cruise ship.














Nothing beats waking up to clear blue sky, turquoise water and the gentle rocking of the boat.
Breakfast was simple but nice and with a cup of hot tea... Bliss...














After a relaxed breakfast and rest, we went for our dives.
A pic of shutterbug just back from his navigation training.














The water was also just nice that we only went in rashguard and bermudas.
After the dive, we were treated to another sumptuous lunch.














It was a very relaxed holiday and one of the dive sites is near this island.














Another dive site with inviting waters.



















Another beautiful sunset spent lazing on the boat.














Dinner time was anticipated espcially after our night dives plus the fact that the captain of the boat who used to be a chef is cooking. Yummy!














The weekend was over before we knew it. Well, we are planning another dive this year hopefully sometime in Oct after our Hong Kong trip and my Paris course in Aug/Sep.