Okay, so I’m like, a day late. But I’m trying to make it up since it’s my first post for October!

In which I realized that I did not blog at all on September! :? Oh dear. Anyway, it’s about time I should update my QBee Quilt and my web cam picture *points to right sidebar* (I did not update the cam for over a year!) But I can’t update the former till I’ve plugged Guan’s laptop and I need some fonts and files to update the latter :neutral:

Anyway, if anyone is wondering, things are okay (I guess). I have been tired and sleep is no longer in my system (since I take naps) but other than that, all is well

Okay! I’ll blog a better post tomorrow!

… which means I need to re-learn how to turn this thing on.

Along with the whole which-channel’s-the-normal/cable/video-buttons.

Anyway, I just received a text from my cousin regarding my niece Cheyenne’s first month celebration which will be held mid next month. If anyone has been around long enough, you would probably remember Dylan‘s first month celebration. He sported a mohawk hairstyle and we realized that he was a Nike-kid from then onwards because subsequently, every time we see him, he is wearing Nike shoes

It seems like I will start every post with, “Whaaat?! WordPress upgraded again?!” :?

Anyway, as my home does not have a television set for years, my family promptly skips watching the parade for a number of years (there were a few where we actually attended the parade itself).

Then again, ever since I discovered the joy of higher pay while working on public holidays (back when I was happily single), I have always enjoyed working on these days where everyone else who was in a relationship wanted to spend the holidays with their S.O.

Anyway, I asked Guan a few weeks ago what he planned to do on National Day this year. His response was, “Every year is standard: Watch the parade on TV, then go upstairs to watch the fireworks.” (There is a view of the fireworks on the top floor of his block.)

I must admit I was sort of disappointed that there was nothing else, or rather, he did not plan anything else for this holiday. Then again, with the crowds everywhere, I would really hate to go anywhere near town

I guessed I did have something in mind but since that was what he did every year, I didn’t say very much.

We were both really exhausted on the day itself (Sunday) because we were at his friend’s 21st birthday celebration in which some of us headed to Cineleiure after that to play L4D. It was our first time and I shall admit that I really suck at it. till Biondi came and told me how to (roughly) play the game. But I enjoy being the Infected than the Survivor

Anyway, Sunday was an awesome day for sun-tanning. But since we were so tired, we went home after church and slept. Guan woke me up at half past seven and I groggily suggested watching the parade on TV.

Apparently, we like different things about the parade. He likes the beginning where all the different contigents march in, the firing of guns, the bombing of cannons, the arrival of the president…

As for myself, I find that part boring :? I prefer the mass displays on the field and all the different acts (is it called acts?)

Well, at least we both like fireworks

While watching the parade, I noticed that no one was standing along the highway to spectate the parade without a ticket. I asked Guan why there weren’t anyone as I’d expected to see a crowd there. He said, “No one is supposed to stand there in case someone is armed with a sniper. That’s why no cars can stop there either.”

After hearing that, I felt really foolish because I had initially planned to camp there to take spectacular fireworks shots. Guess I’m glad I didn’t suggest that in the first place :neutral:

So I didn’t blog for a few weeks and I was reminded by the dashboard to upgrade to WordPress 2.8.2! Whaaat?! :roll:

Anyway, Guan and I finally went to check out the new mall in town. ION Orchard boasts to have brands like Cartier, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Giorgio Armani, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Uniqlo, Topshop and Topman along with Bimba & Lola, Boss Selection, Chaumet, Christian Audigier, Dsquared2, Diane von Furstenberg, Just Cavalli, Marc Jacobs, Patek Philippe, and Vivienne Tam, which are new to Singapore or having its own stand-alone boutiques for the first time. (Taken from here.)

After touring the floors, to us, ION was like, just another Paragon across the street. Well, not till we went to the basement to look for food. There, we saw shops that were “familiar” to us. That means stuff I can actually afford

I loved the sake bottles at Nippon-Ya! Apparently, this Japanese food boutique has an outlet at The Central and I find it a really random shop because it sold food stuff along with accessories and toys. It was so random I couldn’t differentiate half the time which were edible or not :?

Guan commented that there were a lot of Japanese food around the basement. I’m hoping that Tsukiji Gindaco would restore my faith in takoyaki. But due to the rather long queue and our tired legs, Guan decided to forgo his yakisoba and I, my takoyaki. We tried The Taiyaki’s Bacon/Egg and German Potato taiyakis and they were really good as they were stuffed with really nice fillings and the batter was crispy. It tasted like a toasted sandwich :idea: I had initially wanted to try the chocolate batter stuffed with banana paste but it contained custard cream and the azuki looked the same as Chui Jia’s Ooki Taiyaki. Still, if I want to save money, I would still choose the chocolate ones at Ooki Taiyaki

(Okay, CJ! I’ve finally mentioned your store!)

We settled our dinner at Ginza Bairin where he had the chicken karaage curry and I had the ebi fry don. His karaage, although crispy, was rather tough and chewy. My jaws actually ached while eating just one piece. The curry was okay—sweet, not too spicy, but not the best I’ve tried. My ebi was okay—I think I’ve tasted better ones :? Anyway, for those who would like to try, I’ve found two very different reviews online here and here. (The first one made me laugh out loud!)

I guess we’ll head back to ION next time to try the other food stuff along with getting some pretty bottles of sake!

(A side note: This is my really lousy first attempt to write a food review. Haha!)

So I wanted to upgrade to WordPress 2.8.1 (gosh! So fast?!) but I forgot the password to backup my files before doing any upgrade. (Also, apparently, instead of deleting all the old files and uploading the new ones before running the upgrade page, I can simply click on a button on the dashboard and viola!—my blog would be magically upgraded to the latest version.)

Anyway, I’d like to say that Tumblr is extremely addictive especially if you’re into pretty things (paper, craft, illustration), photography, quotes and sad secrets. I spend more time re-blogging instead of posting at Twitter

I’m hoping that Despair would be back soon. I have been helping Naco with the checking of members and I must say that it is not an easy feat :?

On a side note, it’s my cousin Jolene’s wedding today. Hope the dinner would be as good as the last one

… today’s the big day!

Let me just say that no, I’m not excited and, no, I’m not nervous. I’m just very, very sleepy!

Last week the 7ners threw a hen night for me. It wasn’t anything riotous but we had fun dinnering at a pasta/pizza place and then a girls’ night at a hotel. They presented me with… cupcakes with a pair of boobs on them :? Along with two lingerie sets from Pierre Cardin. Well, thank you very much! As girly as it was

It was Lynn’s wedding last Sunday and I must say: Congrats Lynn! I’m happy for you

Anyway, I didn’t do much on the eve besides collecting the gowns and flowers. In fact, I had to settle quite a number of last minute stuff. I also did my nails :? Something that I really don’t enjoy. My french manicure is destroyed but it’s not that obvious from afar. NO MORE MANICURES FOR ME!

I should really turn in. The beautician would be here in less than three hours!