Wednesday, November 2, 2011

A bit of drama at the apartments last night

At around 3am, I was woken up by the fire alarm. Pulled over curtains in my room and couldn’t see anything but black smoke.
Was freaking out thinking the building was on fire so got dressed and open door to leave apartment. Then there were two loud explosions followed by (I think) gun shots. Very loud and it came from outside
So, stupid as I was, I ran back to the apartment, to the living room and open the curtains to the big windows and saw 3 cars blazing on fire. There were more explosions and fireballs were shooting everywhere. It’s a good thing there was a bit of distance between the cars and the apartment

And what did I do next, I ran to get my mobile and took pictures !!…haha
Guards and fire brigade came after that.

I live in murder central

Saturday, October 22, 2011


So I'm back in Dublin. Hating every minute of it.
And why wouldn't I, its Saturday night and I am at home watching X-Factor, updating my blog.
If this isn't the epitome of boredom, I don't know what is.

There was a bit of drama with my flight on Monday.
My flight route was Singapore-London-Dublin.
Turns out SIA has this stupid new policy that they cannot check baggages all the way through to Dublin because I was booked on 2 separate tickets. I've been flying since 1999 and this is the first time I was told that my baggage cannot be checked through.
This is very stressful - to get to your baggage claim in London Heathrow, you first have to clear customs. I was booked on the last flight back to Dublin that evening and I have a 9am meeting the next day!!
So after 15 minutes of yelling at the counter-staff who told me that there was nothing she could do, I boarded my flight to London.

Flight to London was delayed so arrived later than schedule. I was meant to arrive at 7pm but instead arrived at 7:30. My connecting flight to Dublin was 9pm and the gate closes at 8:30pm.
So I ran out of the plane when the door opened, cleared customs and waited for my bag. SIA had informed a ground staff to assist me and this guy came looking for me while I was waiting for my bag. They arranged for my bag to arrive first then the guy lunges it to a stroller and ran. I was so taken aback and I ran after him. It was like somebody just stole my bag.
He told me there was no time to walk to Terminal 1 (I was at Terminal 3) and that I needed a cab. I told him I have no cash, all I had in my wallet was Ringgits and Sing Dollars. He told me to go to an ATM. In the meantime he will load my bags into a cab.

I did and joined him then later, only to realise that none of the taxis will take me. There was the guy who was the biggest jerk of them all, he was screaming "There is not a job, I won't take him. Terminal 3 to Terminal 1 is not a job." Dude - you look like you are a loser, I hope you get syphilis the next time you whore yourself around.

The SIA ground staff then went cab by cab and pleaded with each one until one cab agreed to take me.
I mean talk about dedication. This guy was ridiculous - he was even more worried than me on missing my flight. He almost kneel down at one stage to get a cab driver to take me.
What is that?? Walau, I didn't get his name or I would have written a letter to the Straits Times about him. I would have offered him a job there and then.

So because of him, I am in a cab on my way to Terminal 1. It was 8:27pm. I haven't checked in and the gate closes at 8:30pm. Ran to the Aer Lingus counter all flustered and drenched in sweat and counter guy told me "Its alright, flight is delayed by an hour".
Sweet mother of all that's good and pure.

So I made my flight. Got back to Dublin at around 11pm. Got to all my appointments the next day.
All because of that one SIA ground staff. Mr whoever-you-are, thank you.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Heading back to Dublin

Load up the depression pills...
Heading back to miserable Dublin on Sunday to continue serving my life sentence.
Even hard criminals get probation from good behaviour.
Mine seems never ending.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Why are people still listening to old fart Chang Hui Mei ??
I read recently that her last album, "Amit" won 6 out of the 8 nominations in the Golden Melody Awards.

Seriously....we Chinese, as a group, has no taste.

Here's hoping that she will fall into a "longkang" and disappear
I've been reading a lot of my cousins' blog lately when I should really be sleeping.
I realised that those younger than me by a decade can write better than I do.

I'm so proud

Sunday, October 2, 2011


I've been in a blog-coma for the whole of last year and the better part of 2011.
Can't say I missed it though.
R-E-S-P-E-C-T to those who updates regularly. if you are selling time, I am willing to buy.

So what's new :-

1. In LOVE with True Blood. Although that may change now that they killed Kevin Alejandro

2. TV "Parenthood" rocks!! Lauren rock my world

3. Suits - new TV show. Go check it out. I feel like I am living it!!

4. If I see that stupid Meredith Grey's face one more time, I will spit on her. Shonda Rhimes, do us all a favour and shut down Greys' Anatomy.

5. Glee - you suck too

Saturday, October 24, 2009


My dear aunt – how lovely was it to see you enjoying yourself in London and Paris

A recap of what we did
We started at St Pancras – London. Our Eurostar journey was short and sweet. You were excited, I was sleepy.
We were in Paris at 6:00pm and we checked into our hotel. Lovely quaint bedroom, excellent location
On to the Eiffel Tower

Then Dinner at the beautiful “Le Coq”

Next day we walked until there were blisters on our feet ( and of course overslept then the next day)