Friday, January 25, 2008

Lust, Caution

Watched this movie last night. I like the film noir feel of the movie. The costumes and the period settings are great, and the acting brilliant. Most of all, I like the psychological and emotional realism applied in the movie.
The only parts I don't much like in the movie are the explicit sex scenes. Ang Lee could have been more subtle.
The ending is rather poignant. I wish it were different.
Overall, this movie leaves me pondering.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

When I Grow Up..

Zerlynde: When I grow up, I want to be a mermaid...

Sunday, January 20, 2008


Everyone is happy today. We went to the Curve, and then to the Gardens. Zerlynde found some Angelina panties at Mothercare. Zuwern got a toy car. Kenzu bought himself a pair of Charles Jourdan pants. Hooi Khee bought a winter coat for her Italy trip (just in time before the shop closed!) And I bought a beautiful blouse and a dress from Promod.

The retail industry has a lot to thank us for today...

Saturday, January 19, 2008


Zerlynde: When I grow up, I want to be a fire-fighter.

Another day:
Zerlynde: When I grow up, I want to be a ballerina.

Another day:
Zerlynde: When I grow up, I want to be a singer.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Club Med Cherating

We were at Club Med Cherating for 4 days 3 nights last week. It was a good break although I was totally exhausted after that seeing as we brought along the kids. Zuwern had a fever and had heat rash all over his body, so that was worrying. Luckily, his fever subsided the 2nd day we were there, and since he was fussing to get into the pool, we let him play in the water for a while. Zerlynde on the other hand thoroughly enjoyed herself! We signed her up with Petite Club where she got to interact with the other children. She really loved that. And in the evenings, she joined in the dancing with the rest of the G.O's and the guests in the main bar. Everyone was amused to watch her dancing so well! She's truly a social animal, that one!
We went with Kenzu's high school friends and their families, all in a total of 8 couples/families. And since all drinks were included in the package, the chaps were drinking like fishes. They were even challenged by the Club Med team to a drinking competition. So calling themselves Club Mad, they gladly accepted the challenge. I wasn't awake to catch Club Mad v. Club Med but was informed the next morning that Club Med lost by yards, or rather pints! "Club Med" obviously didn't know what they got themselved into!
Although there were lots of activities lined up for us, I hardly got to do anything besides a quick dip in the Jacuzzi pool with Zuwern. Hubby played some games with his pals; basketball and beach volleyball. Zerlynde and I managed to collect some sea shells by the beach which was really interesting. And our 3rd day there, we spent a couple of hours by Pantai beach, enjoying the sea breeze. Zerlynde couldn't stand the smell of the sea and refused to get down from the stroller. Auntie Pauline couldn't even tempt her to get down with an invitation to build a sandcastle. The G.O's made us some Satay there which Zerlynde really enjoyed.
We had so much to eat during our stay there. The seafood buffet dinner was especially good and we ate till we could hardly move! Zerlynde naturally couldn't resist her ice-cream at every meal, Kenzu completed all his with fruits and I didn't leave till I sampled every single dessert on the platter every time.
What I liked most about Club Med is the attention to the tiny details. One sees lovely flowers arranged on top of sideboards, vanity tops, even on our bed and our bathroom basin. I really appreciated that.
We are already talking about another group trip, maybe Phuket or Bali. And Zerlynde has been bugging me to "go to Club Med this Saturday".....

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Season of Cupcakes

Zerlynde adores cupcakes, but only the icing on top! Check out the Green's premixed boxes. They are really so lovely. I am sure all kids love them. The Fairy ones can be bought at Cold Storage at BSC. The Dora ones I am afraid my sis-in-law bought in London. Green's also have a Fairy Wand Cookie Mix. Zerlynde has been bothering me about baking that.

Moi Cordon Bleu Chef

Ladies, don't be envious but ain't I lucky to have a Cordon Bleu chef at my service...?

Thursday, January 03, 2008

New Year Eve

We had a barbeque at our house, organised by a good friend, Andre. We had about 15 adult guests and 4 children to play with Zerlynde. It was very nice and cozy. And hubby's dragonfruit salad was a hit. The new year was greeted with a magnificent fireworks display nearby.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

X'mas 2007

My Cheeky Boy

Why I think Zerlynde is going to be High Maintenance!

Mummy: Zerlynde, are you a tv addict or a shopaholic?
Zerlynde: Daddy's a tv addict. I am a shopaholic.

Now that Zerlynde is fully potty trained, we have been buying her nice little panties. But she is selective. Only lacy and dainty ones please...........

Zerlynde loves ice-cream, but oh! only haagen dazs and baskin robbins.......

Oooh.... no dirty or smelly public toilets please..............

And for her baths and showers, nothing less than Bodyshop Cassis Rose or Disney's Strawberry Bubbles, of course!