So my team went to Sentosa on Saturday to do some relaxing and bonding instead of the usual training. I would not say it was a big success but at least the team talk we had cleared some stuff hanging and tied some loose ends.

Today was Sky Tower & Power98 Carvivor Rally and I had to be up by 5.30 in the morning in order to reach SAFRA Yishun Country Club at 7 to register. My group had Aaron , Xiong and Neo and they can be very, very, very lame (and a tad childish) together.

Oh, and we had a group name, too. When I first saw our name, I literally laughed out loud. Our name was 3 wolves and a not so little sheep

Carvivor had shortlisted groups so there were 150 groups (of four) trying to win SG$10,000 in cash. I kid you not. Hey, $2.5k is quite handy in my pocket This year’s theme was water so we were told to be prepared to get wet.

Anyway, the challenge kicked off with one person from each team swimming the breadth of the swimming pool to collect the location of the first station. There were five stations in all and our first stop was at West Coast Park, followed by Pasir Ris Park, Sky Tower at Sentosa, some car show room around Ang Mo Kio (I forgot the location) and Choa Chu Kang stadium.

At each station, there were challenges that had water involved. The time taken for all the challenges are tabulated for each group and the group that completes all five challenges in the shortest time wins that $10,000. And, unfortunately, 3 wolves and a not so little sheep did not win

But I had fun, I guess. I met Zhi Yuan at the challenge! It’s been a long time since I last saw him. We agreed that we should meet up soon to celebrate our belated birthdays

Happy Children’s Day!

So, no holidays for the tertiary kids. But, shorter schooling hours are good Jolene and I planned this shopping trip since last Tuesday since we were feeling down and needed a day to relieve everything. Boy, it sure worked wonders.

We met up at City Hall to check out some skinny jeans at Peninsula Plaza since they were around SG$20. However, we did not fancy the material much (although the colours were really striking).

So we took a train to Somerset and hung out at Flash and Splash at The Heeren for almost an hour or so trying out various Emily Strange clothes. She ended up getting a skirt while I got two Emily Strange tops and a watch because they were going at half price

We walked to Lido, hoping to catch a movie. However, the timings did not fit into our schedule so we just grabbed Subway cookies instead (since she was craving for some peanut cookies :D). We headed to DFS Galleria in hope to look at the alcohol section again (I can hear Jason calling us jiu gui) but they only had whiskey on display

So we crossed over to Far East Plaza as she needed a new belt. Wei Zheng joined us there and I bet he regretted it since we took quite some time looking at belts and bracelets

After he left for work, Jo and I wandered around till I decided to head down to Parkway Parade to get my left ear pierced yet again

Nicole never really understands why I like going all the way there to Stege to get my piercings done but I guess I just like Desmond

After getting my fourth ear hole, I checked out Esprit and walked out SG$50 poorer but with three nice t-shirts

Retail therapy is so great with you, sister!

This book I’m currently reading is by Allan and Barbara Pease and it’s so interesting that it is the first non-story book I actually enjoy! I want to share a section from the Dictionary of Women’s Indirect Terms that some may find familiar:

‘Fine’ A woman uses this word at the end of any argument where she believes she’s in the right but needs him to shut up. A man should never use ‘fine’ to describe how a woman looks. This may cause an argument that ends with the woman saying, “Fine!”

‘Five minutes’ This is about half an hour. It is equivalent to the five minutes a football game is going to last before a man says he’ll take out the rubbish.

‘Nothing’ This means ‘something’. ‘Nothing’ is usually used to describe the feeling a woman has when she feels like choking a man. ‘Nothing’ often signifies the start of an argument that will last ‘Five minutes’ and end with the word ‘Fine’.

‘Go ahead’ (with raised eyebrows) This is a dare that will result in a woman getting upset over ‘nothing’ and will end with the word ‘Fine’.

‘Go ahead’ (with normal eyebrows) This means “I give up” or “Do what you want because I don’t care”. You’ll usually receive a (raised eyebrows) ‘Go ahead’ within a few minutes, followed by ‘Nothing’ and ‘Fine’ and she will talk to you in about ‘Five minutes’ when she cools down.

Loud sigh This means she thinks you’re an idiot and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you over ‘Nothing’.

‘Oh?’ As the start of a sentence, ‘Oh’ usually signifies that you are caught in a lie. For example, “Oh? I talked to your brother about what you were doing last night” and “Oh? I’m expected to believe that am I?” She will tell you that she is ‘Fine’ as she is throwing your clothes out of the window but don’t try to lie more to get out of it, or you will get a (raised eyebrows) ‘Go ahead’.

‘That’s OK’ This means she wants to think long and hard before paying you back for whatever you’ve done. ‘That’s OK’ is often used with ‘Fine’ and used in conjunction with a (raised eyebrows) ‘Go ahead’. At some point in the near future when she has plotted and planned, you are going to be in big trouble.

‘Please do’ This is not a statement, it is an offer for you to talk. A woman is giving you the chance to come up with whatever excuse or reason you have for doing whatever you have done. If you don’t tell the truth you’ll get a ‘That’s OK’ at the end.

‘Really?’ She is not questioning the validity of what you are saying, she’s simply telling you she doesn’t believe a word. You offer to explain and get a ‘Please do’. The more you tell her your excuses the louder and more sarcastic her ‘Reallys’ become, peppered with lots of ‘Ohs’, ‘raised eyebrows’ and a final ‘loud sigh’.

‘Thanks a lot’ A woman will say this when she is really cheesed off with you. It signifies you have hurt her in some callous way, and will be followed by the ‘loud sigh’. Don’t ask what is wrong after the ‘loud sigh’, as she will say ‘Nothing’. The next time she’ll let you be intimate with her will be ‘One Day’.

On a side note, here’s to all the ladies:

There are no ugly women, only lazy ones.
Helena Rubinstein

Getting the mini balls out of a Chivas Regal bottle is no joke. I sustained a few cuts on my fingers without realizing it until it was still bleeding a couple of hours later :? Yeah, I’m that slow when it comes to injury-infliction.

Anyway, I was going through a lot of old photos and I really love this:
Poi, Lilin, Jo, Fluffy and me

I really miss the pool

The Legend of the Condor Heroes The Legend of the Condor Heroes (1983 TVB Production) will always be my all-time favourite sword-fighting show. Ever When I saw that the DVD was on sale at YesAsia, I told myself that I was so gonna get it. Well, once I figure out how to fork out SG$100 first :? Anyway, if you’re bored with nothing to do and you love sword-fighting shows as much as I do, maybe you would like to read up on The Legend of the Condor Heroes

National Champs are finally over. After this week’s break, we are so going to train hard for SRRR08! Artello! Let’s all jia you together!

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Well, two days of matches are over. So are four of our games. I guess you could say it’s good and bad.

We played with Devlin 2 on our first match on Saturday. Jolene and I were saying that if we lose this match, we might as well quit canoe polo or something since Team Devlin consists of juniors from NP.

We won 5-0 but we played quite a bad game. We made many bad passes, missed a few open shots and did not give our 100%. The next two matches of the day made us more demoralized. Our second match was an IVP match against TP and of all referees, we had a referee who did a bad ref job in one of our matches in SRRR.

We lost 1-5 and most of us were pretty down. When it was time for our last match of the day, it was pretty hard to carry on fighting since we were up against TP Munchies who is an alumni team.

We lost 0-10 and I felt rather lousy when they scored their 10th goal because it was like SRRR all over again because back then, during the final minute or so, one of them yelled to make their score a double digit. When they were still at their 9th goal, I told myself I wasn’t going to let them score another. That’s why I still managed to block two of their shots. But I guess it’s meant to be another event where history repeats itself.

Stanley was lecturing us the same way he lectured us in SRRR. And it was right after the match with the same team. But I guess we could all feel that there wasn’t any bond nor chemistry between all of us and that was what I was quite disappointed in.

So we talked things out, said how we felt about everything and encouraged each other to give our best for Sunday.

Sunday’s match against NUS was a should-draw-but-try-to-win match since they are a team that has more experience than us. But by the 6th minute into the first half when we managed to score a goal, it became a should-win match instead. But I guess it wasn’t really meant to be when I let their goal in I need to bring home Daren’s paddle and practice at home or something.

Anyway, as Stanley said, a goal would greatly boost of morale. And even though we drew the match, we could tell that everyone was in better spirits. I guess we all went home, had a good rest and tried not to think about the losses.

Something random:

Jolene and Kang Jun pulling each others’ hair as Lilin pose along

I think Jolene‘s going to kill me for posting such an unglam photo of her

Anyway, my package finally came!
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