So I wrote this whole entry on my iPhone only to have it gone because I tried posting in the lift. Arg! Lesson learnt though. I hope I remember what I posted.

So I am on my way to the local scrapbook store in the train when my random wanderings began.

For those who don’t know me well, my train of random thoughts can lead from my mother to basketball to cheese to the moon all within minutes. Rey can confirm that when he witnessed it.

So I saw this girl wearing plaid and I thought to myself, I’m wearing a striped polo tee. But I didn’t like how big my arms looked in this rather feminine top (it was a ladies’ cut) which made think of all the gym trainings I did for a couple of years when I was still in the canoe polo team. Which led me to think about going to the neighbourhood gym, paying $2.50 per entry compared to California Fitness where I’ll have to fork out a hefty $600 odd per month and I’ll have to take a train to the nearest outlet. And then I thought about how self-conscious I would be because I always felt like people will look at me oddly if I were in a gym. Which led to the gym-attire–team jersey and FBTs. Which reminded me that I ought to get a new pair of FBT shorts as the current one is rather loose due to it being worn for every training since mid 2006!

What broke me out of the long three minute random thinking was this couple in front of me.

They looked like they’re in their mid-twenties and the conversation was about the girl telling her boyfriend what to say to ask for a job vacancy.

I wasn’t eavesdropping since I noticed her becase she was talking so loudly on the phone earlier. And furthermore, they were only less than half a metre away from me (the train was quite crowded).

I was quite amused because the guy looked hesitant and unsure as to what to say or how to ask for a job.

Which made me think about Guan. He hates looking for jobs and I, like the girl, had to teach my other half how to ask for a job as well as what to ask during the interview.

I don’t mean to sound conceited but I don’t really recall anyone teaching me how to ask for a job or what to say during an interview. Aside from those weird etiquette classes back in secondary school, I guess I learn how to on my own and, perhaps, through experience.

Oh, well. And these are my random wanderings

… Missing Drool Cloth.

So my family (Dad, Mom, brother, sisters, Guan and Zayden Asher) and I were having lunch and it was so hot we decided to cool off at the local supermarket.

My dad told us to cool down for another five minutes before heading to the carpark while he went ahead to prepare the vehicle. While he was gone, my sisters were playing with Zayden when I saw that he was drooling a lot down his chin.

So I asked who was holding the drool cloth. My mom said my dad was, but she didn’t sound so sure. So I traced back: When Guan was feeding him earlier, I was holding the cloth, but I passed it to him (Guan, not Zayden) when I went to accompany my sisters to get some bubble tea.

Guan said he passed it to my brother when Zayden needed a diaper change. But Zayden dirtied my brother and he needed to wash up so my brother said he passed the cloth to my sister. My sister said she passed it to my dad.

Mom then went, “See? It’s with Daddy.”

So when we got onto the lorry, I asked my dad where the drool cloth was.

“Cloth?” he pointed to my mom.

“Me?” she asked, surprised.

I told my dad about tracing the cloth from me to him and he said he was the one changing Zayden’s diaper so he passed it to the closest person–my mom–and he said she put it into her bag.

“Oh, yeah…” she finally remembered.

Eh, WTG mom :mrgreen:

Anyway, we are currently on the way to the Science Centre for the Bodyworks exhibition (did I get that right?) Body Worlds exhibition and now my dad is heading the wrong way. WTG dad (if I had a rolling eyes smiley it would go here).

… drum properly.

Anyway, a big “hello!” to you if you’ve popped over from Jo‘s blog. I’m sure the craftiness she has shared with you with her passion that is music-related has been truly awesome

I have never been really musically-inclined even though I could play the keyboard/piano, drums and guitar (mediocre, of course). But I have always wished I could drum a little better, I mean, I shall admit I have two left feet at times, thus, messing up the bass drum with my snare. That is why I really admire Joel (an ex-classmate who gave me a couple of drumming lessons) who could learn double paddling within a day (or was it two hours?)

drumming layout
(Click here to enlarge and for more info.)

Guan can drum better than me So it shall be my dream that Zayden Asher will be a drummer in future Me? Well, I shall wait a little longer until I have the time (and, perhaps, the funds?) to learn drumming again

I hope you enjoyed what I have to share Now go on and head over to Deana‘s blog to read what she has to share

On a side note, if you’re lost, feel free to head to Helen‘s blog to start the blog train as she’s the kind hostess who organized this

So, if anyone remembers the blog train last week, here’s another with the same folks but this time, we’re putting the current answers

My hair colour is… still brown, but darker and copperish-red.
My hair style is… shoulder-length hair tied in a pony tail with a long fringe.
My favourite brand of makeup is… I still don’t wear makeup.
My “fashionable” item is… my hugeass crumpler bag
My favourite outfit is… bermudas and tee.
My favourite colour is… still blue!
I drive a… I still don’t have a license. I’m hoping to get a motorbike license though.
On a Saturday I go… nowhere. I stay home with Zayden Asher
On a Saturday night I go… nowhere unless I’m meeting friends for birthday gatherings.
On a Sunday I go… to church with my family. Then over to my parents’ place.
Monday-Friday I go… nowhere since I’m a SAHM.
My best friend(s) is/are… still Darren.
My favourite place to go out is… the beach.
My favourite subject at school is… I still don’t have a favourite subject at school.
When I grow up I want to be… a bartender. I was and now I’m not :?
My favourite drink is… ice cold Milo.
My favourite food is… still ice cream, as always
My favourite shop is… any crafty and scrapbooking store
I want to marry… five years ago. But, hey! I’m married now
My favourite actor/actress is… I still don’t have one
My favourite band is… Paramore. But I wouldn’t say they’re a favourite favourite, IYKWIM.
My favourite TV programme is… How I Met Your Mother, 30 Rock, Veronica Mars, Heroes, Ugly Betty and Glee!
The one thing I want to do but can’t is… still riding a motorcycle.
My most used mode of transport is a… train, car and bus.
If I had all the money in the world I would… buy a DSLR, a laptop, a surfboard, hop on a plane to USA and take a road trip and start an online business selling scrapbooking and crafting supplies.
I wish I could visit… Hawaii.
My favourite sport is… basketball and canoe polo.
This fall I… fall still doesn’t appear here.
At Halloween I dressed up as… Halloween isn’t really celebrated here.
I recently saw… Up! and thought it was… very, very touching.
I am reading… Fullmetal Alchemist graphic novels.
The big newspaper story this year is… uh, Tiger Woods scandal?
The most dangerous thing I’ve ever done… um, I shall skip this
The furthest away from home I’ve ever been is… still Malaysia.

And now, hop on back the train to Laura’s answers

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

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