So… I’m part of the 17 Again blog train started by Kate where I’m supposed to answer the following as though I’m 17 again.

And I didn’t realize until I started answering the questions did I find out that I don’t have a photo of myself when I was 17 :? The earliest digital photograph I could dig out from my hard drive was when I was 18 so I guess that photo will have to do (I look the same then, anyway.)

And so, here’s taking you back to 2002:

My hair colour is… brown.
My hair style is… long hair tied in a pony tail with a bit of long fringe.
My favourite brand of makeup is… I don’t wear makeup.
My “fashionable” item is… not really into fashion.
My favourite outfit is… baggy tees and three-quarter pants with skateboarding shoes.
My favourite colour is… blue!
I drive a… I don’t have a license. Then again, I need to be at least 18 to attempt to get one.
On a Saturday I go… and meet my church friends.
On a Saturday night I go… to church, then to play pool/snooker.
On a Sunday I go… nowhere unless I’ve got plans.
Monday-Friday I go… to school.
My best friend(s) is/are… Darren.
My favourite place to go out is… town, I guess.
My favourite subject at school is… I don’t have a favourite subject at school.
When I grow up I want to be… I’m not quite sure just yet.
My favourite drink is… uh… Pepsi?
My favourite food is… ice cream, as always
My favourite shop is… I don’t really shop much.
I want to marry… when I turn 19.
My favourite actor/actress is… I somehow like Claire Danes a lot but wouldn’t say she’s a favourite.
My favourite band is… uh, not a bad but I like Avril Lavigne
My favourite TV programme is… Roswell hands down!!!
The one thing I want to do but can’t is… ride a motorcycle.
My most used mode of transport is a… train.
If I had all the money in the world I would… buy a Nokia 7250, a digital camera, a laptop, hop on a plane to USA and take a road trip, making sure to buy a board and surf!
I wish I could visit… Hawaii.
My favourite sport is… basketball.
This fall I… fall doesn’t appear here.
At Halloween I dressed up as… Halloween isn’t celebrated here as well.
I recently saw… Lilo & Stitch and thought it was… awesome!
I am reading… Roswell series.
The big newspaper story this year is… uh, I don’t really read the papers :?
The most dangerous thing I’ve ever done… I don’t think I’ve done anything dangerous.
The furthest away from home I’ve ever been is… Malaysia, and that was four years ago, and I went with my family.
And I look like this…

Elisia and I
Elisia and I at her 18th birthday

After reading the above, you must probably think what a boring person I am! But this is only because I really can’t remember much when I was 17. I could go through my journal and read the entries again but it’s somewhere in some hidden corner of the room Hope you got to know me a bit better with my past questionnaire

And now, taking you even further back into time to 1984, check out Laura‘s meme when she was 17

This was from The Simple Woman’s Daybook in which I found via here.

Outside my Window: It’s past midnight where the sky is dark and the air is cool after an afternoon of rain.

I am Thinking: I should clear some space on the bed so I can actually sleep in it later…

I am Thankful For:
Guan who will be home most of the time till the beginning of December

From the Kitchen: A loaf of Gardenia wholemeal bread

I am Learning: More about Zayden Asher each day

I am Wearing: Canoe Polo Opens Championship 2008 tee and shorts.

I am Creating: A couple of birthday cards.

I am Going: To brush my teeth before hitting the sack. Or maybe eat some wholemeal bread before that

I am Reading: Fullmetal Alchemist volumes 20 and 21. (The series is finally ending *sad*)

I am Hoping: That I can actually accomplish something later today.

I am Hearing: The MIL doing the laundry.

Around the House: Two words—very messy :?

One of my Favourite Things: My (growing) collection of journaling cards

A Few Plans for Next Week: Spending more time with Guan and Zayden and making a few layouts.

A Picture to Share:

Zayden is communicating and responding even more compared to two weeks ago when he started cooing back when we talked to him. And, yesterday, he fell asleep on his own when we put him down for a nap. Yes, there were some attention crying every now and then. But after a while, he was finally quiet and still and fast asleep! Guan and I felt so proud of him

… till he woke up crying around half an hour later. Nah, we’re still proud of him

How time (somehow) flies.

Zayden Asher is now officially two months old! And he’s growing heavier and longer each day I must say though that there’s more growth in the first month compared to the second. Still, I can’t wait for the third month because my mother said that it should be easier taking care of him. I certainly hope so!

The little kidney bean


And what’s that? you ask. Can it be eaten? Well, not quite. Baker’s Dozen is Shimelle’s Design Team!

At this moment, all the team members have posted their layouts for this special announcement Do check mine out at my craft blog at hello love Don’t forget to check out the other team member’s blogs and layouts there as well

We’re all excited to be part of this awesome team and I’m excited and thrilled to be working with such a talented team!

Firstly, Happy 24th Birthday CJ! Now, aren’t you a proud business woman in the food industry before you hit 24?

I’m going to blog about Saturday’s dinner. Guan and I headed to Bugis Junction with Zayden Asher to try out this new eatery called LENAS.

I found out about the soft launch of LENAS from an e-newsletter that MOF had sent me. Since they had a 1-for-1 pizza/pasta deal, why not give it a try?

The place was wooden—almost literally. The moment I stepped into the restaurant, what struck me was the smell of wood. The table was made of wood, the chairs were made of wood, even a push-trolley at the side was made of wood. And it wasn’t those furniture that has a smooth finish. It’s like, fresh-out-of-the-workshop-kind. I didn’t manage to take any photos of the restaurant but you can have a look here.

(Don’t mind the poor photos. It’s quite hard to get good light without using flash.)

Iced Mint and Lime Tea
Guan ordered their signature drink—Iced Mint and Lime Tea.

It’s not too bad. And since I was a member at MOF, we had Crisp Parmesan Fries.

Crisp Parmesan Fries

Guan ordered a Pepperoni pizza while I had a Hawaiian. And… guess what? They served them on wooden boards!

Pepperoni pizza
Pepperoni pizza

Hawaiian pizza
Hawaiian pizza

The pizzas were pretty good. My pizza crust was a bit too burnt but it was still edible. Zayden made it rather hard for Guan to enjoy his meal though. He kept fussing and wanted to be carried and walked around. I had to cut his (Guan’s not Zayden’s) pizza into bite-size pieces and feed him while he had his hands full with Zayden.


Not one of my best shots but oh well

Zayden was still fussing after dinner. So instead of putting him in the stroller, I had to carry him back to the car.

Zayden and me

Anyway, yesterday, we dinnered at Astons Specialties and we let Zayden have a go with the fork.


And… I’m not going back to Astons anymore because, nearby, Everything with Fries is much nicer