Wednesday, December 30, 2009

My Facebook Status

"Walked out of the plane and took my first breath of KK air. Walked down the mobile stairway and took my first step on KK land. Looked up to the skies and saw my first KK stars. The wind blew and I felt my first KK wind in my hair. It felt like only yesterday I was here. I almost cried."

-Full coverage of KK Trip 2009 will ensue-

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Cat Plushy Turned Door Knob Hanger

I've had this cat plush toy for some time now. I got it two years ago as a gift.

It had been sitting around without serving much purpose and I am running out of space to display it.

So I dug out a spare button and a short piece of rope...

sewed them onto each paw...

fastened them together, and tadaaaaa... I have a new door knob hanger!

Still not serving much purpose, though, to be honest.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Born Rich (富贵门)


I just finished the last episode of TVB's Born Rich (富贵门). I thoroughly enjoyed every episode of this drama but knowing TVB (perhaps too well for my own good), I withheld hopes for a perfect ending to match the good plot and great characters.

Surprisingly, the ending was indeed near perfect. There weren't too many deaths, and even the bad guy was given a chance to repent. At one point, you decided that the villain had turned from a much lovable character to such evil that there couldn't possibly be any turning back. Despite a part of you wishing he could go back to his old good self, you knew he deserved nothing but punishment. How is it possible then for TVB to let the villain live happily ever after without compromising its social responsibility of teaching its audience the moral lesson of you-reap-what-you-sow?

By giving the villain a last-minute repentance and subsequently a permanent amnesia, although at one point, there seems to be a suggestion that he actually healed but continued to fake the memory loss, which I think is a very nice touch by the scriptwriters. People who cared for him was spared from the heartbreak of losing him, the victims of his misdoings got to return to their happy lives with no grudges (since the villain had returned to his old good self), and a broken family was slowly being reunited in a realistic, yet romantic pace.

TVB often try too hard to make their show impactful by killing off a major character in the end. This time, however, there was no death of major characters (except one, who may or may not matter depends on how you see it) and the ending was just as impactful.

One more thing that set Born Rich aside from other typical TVB dramas is the way the script was written without spoon-feeding moral lessons to its audience. They are definitely there, but not obviously pin-pointed out every single time, unlike some other dramas *cough*Moonlight Resonance*cough*. xD

Nowadays, TVB dramas this good are hard to come by. Perhaps one tiny little glitch I think this drama has is its English title - Born Rich. It sounds too...unpoetic. If I were to give it a new English title, I'd probably say something to the effect of...Wealth and Deceit or A Life Born Into. But then again, I've heard way worse English title of TVB dramas, so I'm not really complaining.

Oh and one more thing. Plenty of scenes in this drama were shot in Sabah. The main reason I started watching, really.

Here's the opening theme to Born Rich. Enjoy!
I watched the whole drama expecting a totally different kind of ending, no thanks to the misleading opening theme!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Kicking-Off the Christmas Spirit at Work

Someone once asked me why am I so excited about Christmas when I don't believe in Christianity or Jesus Christ.

I say why be so particular about religion when it is the season people are nicer and friendlier?

Sure, it is the season merchants burn huge holes in consumer's pockets. I won't deny I am a victim myself. Even more guiltily so for knowingly fall for it. But you know what?

I am happy. Walking in the city with Christmas songs and decorations makes me happy. Seeing people in great holiday moods makes me happy. Buying gifts for loved ones make me happy. Treating myself to new items for the holiday seasons makes me happy. Some say it is unnecessary spending. I say necessity is subjective. As long as I am spending within my means and not on overpriced stuff, who's to say it's wrong?

Enjoy the holiday season while it lasts, everyone!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Ah Koon the Cat

To my great delight, there was a cat show at my neighbourhood shopping mall today. It wasn't grand but it had cats. I made some purchases, knowing the profits will go to helping the cats in Kittycare Haven. I heard there's going to be another cat show tomorrow at the same venue!

Ah Koon the Heaviest Cat in Kittycare Haven @ Lim Chu Kang

A Personal Photo with the Celebrity Cat
(no, I was not strangling him)

Totally made my day.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Orchard Road Christmas Lights 2009

Photos taken on 21 Nov 2009 (Saturday).

Inside Orchard Central

Singapore Visitors Centre

The Blue-Pink Stretch of Christmas Lights

The Rotating Santa Claus Statues

The Blue-Yellow Stretch of Christmas Lights



Ngee Ann City

Random Deco

Another Random Deco

One of Many - The whole stretch of Orchard Road was flanked by these

Tree-Top Lights

The Orchard Road Crowd

The Lamp Post Decoration

Isetan / Wisma Atria

Isetan / Wisma Atria - Close Up

A Welcome to Orchard Road

Ion Orchard

In front of Ion Orchard - There's a ghost in this pic...can you spot it?