I never knew packing and moving house would be sooooooooooo tiring. I mean i know its gonna be alot of work, but i've not experienced it for myself. (except for packing and moving of office many years back when i was working with UOB).
I always thought my room shouldnt be that difficult to pack up and move since i kept most of my stuff in boxes, and i only had to pack my clothes and stuffed toys into carton boxes. But its only when i really started packing that i realize i had more junk than i thought i had (considering i just did spring cleaning in January before Chinese New Year!) And, i had more stuffed toys clothes, bags, books, and many many other misc stuff than i had initially thought! Apparently i had managed to stuff them all nicely into their respective boxes and cabinet that i dont see most of it! *faints*
I had been packing for 2 weeks now and the progress at the moment is probably only 1/4 or 1/3 of my room, and i had already filled 9 huge cartons, and 4 smaller cartons of only books! -.-" im soo dead! I've also decided to let go many of my old toys and pretty stationeries. Sending them all to the orphanages! Think it'll be more useful for them than keeping them wasted in my cabinet. Hope im able to contribute more to them! Feels gd being able to help them! =)
Anyway if you're wondering, after i mentioned so much about my packing, i'm not exactly moving house! But my place would be doing major renovations for 2 months, thus we have to move EVERYTHING out of the house, and we'll be living at a rented place for the time being!
Im soooo excited! Excited because i'll be having a whole 'new' house after living there for the past 20years of my life! (new cause everything would be changed! the layout, furnitures, colours!) And im also excited because my rented place would be huge! Mayb not VERY huge to some of you out there, but its larger than my current place, and for once in my life, i get to live in a landed property! Haha! (Although in future i really hope i'm able to earn enough to officially move my whole family into one that i can call my own!)
ONLY down side is, I'll have to board Muffin at the petshop for 2 months. Im soooo gonna miss him! Unable to bring him along because the owner of the rented place doenst allow dogs inside the house (due to the parque flooring), and i cant possibly put Muffin in the garden all day long, he will bark non stop~ =( Sigh~ Anyone here able to help me care for him for 2 months?
Anyway just call me up or drop me a message if you are able to help me out yea! =) Much appreciated!
Shop Shopped Shopping~ Eat Ate Eaten! Walk Walked Walking~! That’s all we did! BKK is totally a shopping heaven! Its been quite awhile since I last went there 2yrs ago with some of my girl friends. In need of my short getaway and break from my stressed up days in S’pore. Therefore, just less than a month back we decided we should just getaway~ With a few simple clicks and typings, I booked both our air tickets and hotel accommodation!
Last Thursday (17Mar11) after work went home to do some last minute packing, after which Bf came over to pick me up and we head back to his place. Helped him to pack his luggage and I went to sleep right after.
Last Friday (18Mar11 – 1st Day) early morning 5am I woke up to shower and woke Bf up. Pack in our toothbrushes and his parents sent up to the airport. Checked in and went to McDonalds to have breakfast before we head in. Walked around a little, before we went to board our plane, SQ970 at 7am (SG timing). Off we flew to BKK - Suvarnabhumi Airport. Upon arrival (8+am BKK timing), the pilot made an announcement that the temperature at Bangkok is 19degree celcius! Gosh! So COLD! Anyway we proceeded to get our passports stamped and we went to collect our luggage before flagging a cab and head straight to Grand Diamond Hotel (the place we’re gonna be residing for 4days3nights!). Check-in to our hotels, and left our luggage with the concierge. As our rooms were not ready, we head to Platinum Mall next door to commence our shopping spree~ First item I bought, my hat! Been wanting to buy it for quite awhile now and SG is totally overpriced! Bought a couple for stuff before we head back to our rooms at 11am. Placed our stuff down and we head out again to shop~ Shopped at Grand Diamond Plaza which was just below our hotel, and after which placed our stuff back in the room and took a ‘TukTuk’ and we headed to MBK to continue shopping! Had our lunch at MK Retaurant, and at night we went to Hui Kwang(not sure of spelling) Night Market to shop til late before we bought 'PhatThai' back to hotel for supper~ Indeed it had been a cold cold day and night! I was so surprised that BKK had such nice cooling weather too!
On SQ970, flying towards BKK!
Our Room at Grand Diamond Hotel!
On the 'Tuk Tuk'
At MK Restaurant having our lunch!
The Ratchathewei Train Station, and the streets!
Our shopping loots on the First Day! My favourite Mango with Glutinous Rice, and the swimming pool at our hotel!
Saturday (19Mar11 – 2nd Day) woke up washed up and we head out to take the BTS train to Siam station. By today the weather had gone back to the usual BKK temperature! HOT and HUMID! *faints* Walk around Siam square and went to the “Four-Faced Buddha” temple. After which we shopped around MBK, Erawan, Central World, Siam Paragon, etc. We even had the experience of walking through the Red Shirt Protesters! The speaker was on a vehicle speaking through the loud-speakers, and the crowd in red shirt were cheering and clapping! What an experience for me as we’ll never see such a sight here in Singapore (at least not in this century). Ate our brunch at Yum Saap (Central World), super yummy and cheap! Had Auntie Anne’s Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels and Lemonade as well! Continue walking and shopping and head back to our hotel to place our stuff and rest our feets abit before we head for our Thai Massage! After which we shopped around the area abit before we took a cab down to 'Su Pang Put' night market (not sure of spelling) and did more shopping again. After shopping we cabbed to Chinatown to have our super filling dinner! We order 2 pots of Sharks Fin Soup for each of us, a bowl of Birds Nest, fried rice and fried fish cakes(i think). I was so full I almost exploded and puked! This is the most expensive meal we had throughout the whole trip in BKK, but comparing it to S’pore, its still pretty cheap! The food is superb and really worth it! After dinner, we took a ‘Tuk Tuk’(seriously almost puked after the ride back as it was jerking so much and i was toooo full!) back to our hotel to rest for the night.
Taking the train to Siam!
Siam Square, Central World and the streets~ And my yummylicious strawberry ice blended drink!
At the 'Four-Faced-Buddha' temple~
Brunch at Yum Saap (Central World). The Tom Yum Soup is awesome!
The streets at night!
Our yummylicious meal at Chinatown (Sharks Fin, Bird Nest, etc.), and the flower we bought from a random seller walking around.
Sunday (20Mar11 – 3rd Day) we went to Platinum Food Court for brunch before we took a cab to Chak Tu Chak! Its Shop Shop Shopping again! Bought a couple of tshirts, bags and stuff, and many many stuff for my Muffin dearest! Bought him 4 tops, 2 sets of shoes, a new collar, his yummy treats and 2 boxes of his heartgard! Dirt Cheap!! After all that shopping, we head to JJ Super Mart for our lunch at Chester Grill! Ordered a whole table filled with food! After makan, we shopped again around the mall before we cabbed back to our hotel to put our stuff down. We then decided to walk over to Central World and MBK to continue shopping as Bf has something in mind he wanted to look for. Walk and walked til my feets were feeling super sore! After shopping, we decided to rest our feets, and at that point of time, we totally forgotten we had just eaten not too long ago, and ended up in Pizza Hut! Ended up we couldn’t finish our food and decided to take it back to our hotel for supper! Just before leaving MBK, we even managed to catch the World Thai Boxing Competion Live outside MBK! It was pretty exciting and there were many competitors from all around the world. We manage to catch the Thai Boxers from Poland, Ukraine, Italy, etc. On the way back to our hotel, we stopped by Naraya at Central World, and bought a couple of bags, and shopped around the night markets in the area before heading back to our hotel. Back in our rooms, we washed up and heated up the Pizza and enjoyed it while watching TV before we slept for the night.
My Breakfirst! Yummylicious Pork Ball Noodles! The noodles is nothing like what we find in SG! totally yummy!
And thats Me at Chak Tu Chak! The weather is soooo HOT! i almost melted there~
Lunch at Chester's Grill and JJ Super Mart
Super uber smart and cute Beggar Doggy!
World Thai Boxing Competition Live!
Us At PizzaHut, having dinner!
Our Pizza, Onion Rings and Seafood Spagetti!
Our shopping loots from Day 1-3! =)
Monday (21Mar11 – 4th/Last Day) head to Platinum Mall to get some food items, and had our brunch before we head back to do some last minute packing and Check-out of our rooms. Left our luggage and bags with the concierge and head out to continue shopping again! Went to Pratunum and City Plaza and it started to pour heavily! Spend the time shopping and had Auntie Anne’s Pretzel and Lemonade again. Soon the rain stopped but the roads were all really wet and dirty! *Gross* My feets were all splattered with BLACK dirty water! And it was flooding (with BLACK water)! We cleaned up our feets before heading to have another round of Thai Massage! This time round, my masseur was a pretty big sized lady! And she stepped and jumped on my back! My gosh! It felt like my bones were all going to shatter!! And the best part was, she seem to be having fun! When I yelp in pain, she giggled! -.-“ Haha! But overall it was ‘SHIOK’! So much so that my muscles which were initially aching from all the walking, it hurts even more after that! Haha! Cuz she seem to be able to detect the areas which I was aching, and she pressed much harder and longer on those areas!! But soon after walking around a little, all the pain seem to slowly disappear! So I thought it was really good! =) Shopped and walk around a little before we head for dinner and went back to our hotel to get out luggage. On our last day we couldn’t buy a lot and had to restrict our shopping, as we were low on cash and our luggage is already exploding!! =p My wallet was almost totally dry except for a few pathetic coins! Ended up Bf had to change a lil more money for us to have enough cash to take a cab to the airport! At the airport, after we checked in our luggages, we wandered around and bought durian ice cream and water with the remaining money we had before it was time for us to get onto the plane, SQ981. On the plane I bought myself a new watch! It a travel exclusive Tommy Hilfiger watch! Totally love the strap and design! By the time we got off the plane, grabbed out luggages and came out of the arrival hall it was already 1am (SG timing). Went back home to wash up and unpack and went to sleep for the night at almost 3am!~
Last day at Platinum Mall with my new hat! Our Brunch and my Waffles~
Around and About Platinum Mall and my Hotel! Saying goodbye to Grand Diamond Hotel~
While waiting for our Cab to the airport~ The fruit-shaped paste i bought for Jen and Bf's family~
My Homemade Durian Icecream at BKK airport! And our dinner on the plane~
The Tommy Hilfiger watch i bought on the plane, and the shopping loots on my last day!
Holidays always go by so quickly! Back to reality, Back to work~
Jang Geun Suk is coming to town again! Jang Geuk Suk Cri Show 2011 in Singapore! Yeap Singapore would be his first stop!! But his tickets are so costly~ Im SUPER DUPER broke right now and i guess i'll missed this chance of seeing him AGAIN! =( *sigh* praying and wishing i'll get free tix or i will strike lottery!
From: Shannon Walkley Date: Monday 21 June 2010 9.15am To: David Thorne Subject: Poster
I opened the screen door yesterday and my cat got out and has been missing since then so I was wondering if you are not to busy you could make a poster for me. It has to be A4 and I will photocopy it and put it around my suburb this afternoon.
This is the only photo of her I have she answers to the name Missy and is black and white and about 8 months old. missing on Harper street and my phone number.
Thanks Shan. From: David Thorne Date: Monday 21 June 2010 9.26am To: Shannon Walkley Subject: Re: Poster
That is shocking news. Luckily I was sitting down when I read your email and not half way up a ladder or tree. How are you holding up? I am surprised you managed to attend work at all what with thinking about Missy out there cold, frightened and alone... possibly lying on the side of the road, her back legs squashed by a vehicle, calling out "Shannon, where are you?" Although I have two clients expecting completed work this afternoon, I will, of course, drop everything and do whatever it takes to facilitate the speedy return of Missy.
Regards, David. From: Shannon Walkley Date: Monday 21 June 2010 9.37am To: David Thorne Subject: Re: Re: Poster
yeah ok thanks. I know you dont like cats but I am really worried about mine. I have to leave at 1pm today.
From: David Thorne Date: Monday 21 June 2010 10.17am To: Shannon Walkley Subject: Re: Re: Re: Poster
I never said I don't like cats. Once, having been invited to a party, I went clothes shopping beforehand and bought a pair of expensive G-Star boots. They were two sizes too small but I wanted them so badly I figured I could just wear them without socks and cut my toenails very short. As the party was only a few blocks from my place, I decided to walk. After the first block, I lost all feeling in my feet. Arriving at the party, I stumbled into a guy named Steven, spilling Malibu & coke onto his white Wham 'Choose Life' t-shirt, and he punched me. An hour or so after the incident, Steven sat down in a chair already occupied by a cat. The surprised cat clawed and snarled causing Steven to leap out of the chair, slip on a rug and strike his forehead onto the corner of a speaker; resulting in a two inch open gash. In its shock, the cat also defecated, leaving Steven with a wet brown stain down the back of his beige cargo pants. I liked that cat.
Attached poster as requested.
From: Shannon Walkley Date: Monday 21 June 2010 10.24am To: David Thorne Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Poster
yeah thats not what I was looking for at all. it looks like a movie and how come the photo of Missy is so small?
From: David Thorne Date: Monday 21 June 2010 10.28am To: Shannon Walkley Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Poster
It's a design thing. The cat is lost in the negative space.
Regards, David. From: Shannon Walkley Date: Monday 21 June 2010 10.33am To: David Thorne Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Poster
Thats just stupid. Can you do it properly please? I am extremely emotional over this and was up all night in tears. you seem to think it is funny. Can you make the photo bigger please and fix the text and do it in colour please. Thanks.
From: David Thorne Date: Monday 21 June 2010 10.46am To: Shannon Walkley Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Poster
Having worked with designers for a few years now, I would have assumed you understood, despite our vague suggestions otherwise, we do not welcome constructive criticism. I don't come downstairs and tell you how to send text messages, log onto Facebook and look out of the window. I am willing to overlook this faux pas due to you no doubt being preoccupied with thoughts of Missy attempting to make her way home across busy intersections or being trapped in a drain as it slowly fills with water. I spent three days down a well once but that was just for fun.
I have amended and attached the poster as per your instructions.
From: Shannon Walkley Date: Monday 21 June 2010 10.59am To: David Thorne Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Poster
This is worse than the other one. can you make it so it shows the whole photo of Missy and delete the stupid text that says missing missy off it? I just want it to say lost.
From: David Thorne Date: Monday 21 June 2010 11.14am To: Shannon Walkley Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Poster
From: Shannon Walkley Date: Monday 21 June 2010 11.21am To: David Thorne Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Poster
yeah can you do the poster or not? I just want a photo and the word lost and the telephone number and when and where she was lost and her name. Not like a movie poster or anything stupid. I have to leave early today. If it was your cat I would help you. Thanks. From: David Thorne Date: Monday 21 June 2010 11.32am To: Shannon Walkley Subject: Awww
I don't have a cat. I once agreed to look after a friend's cat for a week but after he dropped it off at my apartment and explained the concept of kitty litter, I kept the cat in a closed cardboard box in the shed and forgot about it. If I wanted to feed something and clean faeces, I wouldn't have put my mother in that home after her stroke. A week later, when my friend came to collect his cat, I pretended that I was not home and mailed the box to him. Apparently I failed to put enough stamps on the package and he had to collect it from the post office and pay eighteen dollars. He still goes on about that sometimes, people need to learn to let go.
I have attached the amended version of your poster as per your detailed instructions.
From: Shannon Walkley Date: Monday 21 June 2010 11.47am To: David Thorne Subject: Re: Awww
Thats not my cat. where did you get that picture from? That cat is orange. I gave you a photo of my cat. From: David Thorne Date: Monday 21 June 2010 11.58am To: Shannon Walkley Subject: Re: Re: Awww
I know, but that one is cute. As Missy has quite possibly met any one of several violent ends, it is possible you might get a better cat out of this. If anybody calls and says "I haven't seen your orange cat but I did find a black and white one with its hind legs run over by a car, do you want it?" you can politely decline and save yourself a costly veterinarian bill.
I knew someone who had a basset hound that had its hind legs removed after an accident and it had to walk around with one of those little buggies with wheels. If it had been my dog I would have asked for all its legs to be removed and replaced with wheels and had a remote control installed. I could charge neighbourhood kids for rides and enter it in races. If I did the same with a horse I could drive it to work. I would call it Steven.
Regards, David. From: Shannon Walkley Date: Monday 21 June 2010 12.07pm To: David Thorne Subject: Re: Re: Re: Awww
Please just use the photo I gave you. From: David Thorne Date: Monday 21 June 2010 12.22pm To: Shannon Walkley Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Awww
From: Shannon Walkley Date: Monday 21 June 2010 12.34pm To: David Thorne Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Awww
I didnt say there was a reward. I dont have $2000 dollars. What did you even put that there for? Apart from that it is perfect can you please remove the reward bit. Thanks Shan. From: David Thorne Date: Monday 21 June 2010 12.42pm To: Shannon Walkley Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Awww
From: Shannon Walkley Date: Monday 21 June 2010 12.51pm To: David Thorne Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Awww
Can you just please take the reward bit off altogether? I have to leave in ten minutes and I still have to make photocopies of it.
From: David Thorne Date: Monday 21 June 2010 12.56pm To: Shannon Walkley Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Awww
From: Shannon Walkley Date: Monday 21 June 2010 1.03pm To: David Thorne Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Awww