Wednesday, July 30, 2008

who's my TV Boyfriend?

Jim Halpert (John Krasinski)

Sweet, sweet Jim. As cute as he is charming and sensitive, and able to make you feel good and have a big laugh any time you need it. Jim's worldview may seem a bit limited -- after all, it's largely a ragin' case of apathy that keeps him locked in to his "could do it with one hand tied behind his back" job at Dunder Mifflin -- but that's also part of his appeal; the love of one good woman is all this tall, cool drink of water needs to make him happy. Nice choice in TV boyfriends!

I am no big fan of the sitcom The Office. But after taking this quiz, I think I'm going to watch the series. Hehehe! It's a trip of "getting to know my TV BF!" Jim Halpert, we have a date in the boob tube soon!;) This is a no pressure date, it's just to keep me company when I'm sleepless during weekdays! See ya soon! Hahahaha!!!

To take this quiz, click on the link..

Sunday, July 27, 2008

i knew it!!! Say it Again!:)

It's really raining hard outside with strong winds and all. I was trying to watch One Tree Hill 5 online when the Part2 of Episode 5 was screwing up. Out of my boredom, I reached for the latest Cosmo mag scattered in the room and started to browse. Then I came across the Buzzlist, not really my favorite part of Cosmo but since I haven't read that part yet... I started to read... then Baaaam!!! Saw a write up about Marie Digby's first album, Unfold.

I have posted a playlist of Marie Digby last December 07. She was my Holiday favorite. And I knew she will make it and record an album someday. :)
See previous post:

So I channeled immediately to YouTube and started looking up her videos.
Here is her first music video:) (World Premiere)

Friday, July 25, 2008

This might make you cry

This is so sad, yet touching.

Reece Fleming was diagnosed with leukaemia back in 2004 when he was just 4 years old.

He battled the disease for years until this May, when doctors gave the 8 year old boy only a few weeks to live.

The family decided to try and help him achieve most of his goals before he would pass. And one of those was to marry his school sweetheart, Elleanor Purgslove.

Reece's mother said "When we found out that we only had a few weeks with him we tried to do absolutely everything with him that we could. Him and Ellie had been 'special friends' for a couple of years but then they broke up. We said we'd have a pirate party, and Ellie came. She went to visit Reece a few times in hospital as well."

Then during a recent laser tag party, Reece "proposed" to his little friend.

After she accepted, their parents arranged a pretend wedding at Reece's home (not the kids pictured above).

The families went out to dinner in the mayor's limousine and organized the wedding with rings and even a fictional certificate.

The kids got married on July 4th. And Reece told his mom, "I can go now," after his wedding wish had been fulfilled.

His mom added, "He was so proud of her, and we were proud of them both."

The following day after the wedding, Reece died at home with his family.

Soooooo sad!

During the funeral, the mourners followed a horse-draw hearse on foot.

His mom added, "Even on the Saturday that he died, he got out of bed and walked to the sofa. He always tried walking, right to the end, so we thought if he walked for us then we would walk for him."

What an amazing little boy.

This post reminds me so much about "A Walk to Remember" a novel written by Nicholas Sparks and was put into film and directed by Adam Shankman. That film never fail to make me cry even when I watch it to this day. For those who are familiar with the movie will recall this scene...

Jamie: [after she and Landon keep switching the radio station] Forty-two.
Landon: "Forty-two", what do you-what do you mean "forty-two"?
Jamie: Forty-two is "Befriend somebody I don't like". It's a to-do list I have.
Landon: What, like getting a new personality?
Jamie: Spend a year in the Peace Corps, make a medical discovery...
Landon: That's ambitious.
Jamie: ...Be in two places at once, get a tattoo.
Landon: What's number one?
Jamie: I'd tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.

Landon: So, what's your number one?
Jamie: To marry in the church my mother grew up. It's where my parents were married.


Friday, July 18, 2008

Quotes from Paolo Coelho

I am a fan of his writings. Very brilliant and full of wisdom.
My sister posted a compilation of his words of wisdom. Here are my favorite food for the thought from her list.

*Everything tells me that I am about to make a wrong decision, but making mistakes is just part of life. What does the world want of me? Does it want me to take no risks, to go back to where I came from because I didn't have the courage to say "yes" to life?
Source: Eleven Minutes

*If you have a past with which you feel dissatisfied, then forget it, now. Imagine a new story for your life and believe in it.
Source: The Fifth Mountain

*It is always important to know when something has reached its end. Closing circles, shutting doors, finishing chapters, it doesn't matter what we call it; What matters is to leave in the past those moments in life that are over.
Source: Life

*When every day seems the same, it is because we have stopped noticing the good things that appear in our lives.
Source: Life

*You have to take risks. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen
Source: Life

*Stop thinking all the time that you're in the way, that you're bothering the person next to you. If people don't like it, they can complain. And if they don't have courage to complain, that's their problem
Source: The Zahir

*The secret lies in the present
- if you pay attention to the present,
you will be able to improve it.
And if you improve the present,
whatever happens afterwards will be better too.
Each day brings us Eternity.
Source: The Alchemist

*The best way to serve God is by going in search of your own dreams. Only the happy can spread happiness.
Source: By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

*You will not find the treasure of your Personal Legend unless you want to live that Legend.
Source: The Alchemist

*Everyone has their own way of learning.
Source: The Alchemist

For more quotes from the works of Paolo Coelho, click on the link and see my sister's blog entry.


What I'm reading right now? -- The Witch of Portabello by Paulo Coelho

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

bestfriends turned lovers = a classic love story

everybody have their own love story to tell
growing up, i've always been touched by the bestfriends turned lovers cliche love story
i was browsing earlier and saw a bunch of chuck+blair articles for gossip girl
i clicked on it then it dawned in me... all of my favorite love stories are the same...
and i must have attracted my favorite tv love stories to my own life
as my love story unfolds.. let me share with you all my favorite love team ups;)

they all started from being bestfriends....

Dawson and Joey - Dawson's Creek

Lucas and Peyton - One Tree Hill

George and Izzie - Grey's Anatomy

Chuck and Blair- Gossip Girl

Saturday, July 5, 2008

relationship essentials

I have received this chain email a couple of times in the past couple years, yet I never really get this thing about relationships to sink in. Maybe because I was a no believer that a perfect relationship does exist back then. Before I thought that relationships were designed to be hard. Really hard! But now that I've matured and was having the best time with Micmac that I realized that relationships can be easy when you put your heart into it.

I got this email today from Jonathan Din. (I miss you bro!) Reading this today made me feel overwhelmed with gratitude. It reminded me of how blessed I am to be in a relationship so beautiful and strong. It also sort of reminded me that we are on the right track.

I hope you get inspired by this post. Sometimes, when things are not going our way, we have to be reminded of the essential things so we can pick the pieces back and start again. Either way, people we love are blessings. So we need to cherish them and play our role right. May it be as a girlfriend, sister, mother,wife, friend etc....

RUST is a very important factor for all relationships. When trust is broken, it is the end of the relationship. Lack of trust leads to suspicion, suspicion generates anger, anger causes enmity and enmity may result in separation.

A telephone operator told me that one day she received a phone call.
She answered, "Public Utilities Board." There was silence. She repeated, "PUB." There was still no answer. When she was going to cut off the line, she Heard a lady's voice, "Oh, so this is PUB.Sorry, I got the number from my Husband's pocket but I do not know whose number it is."

Without mutual trust, just imagine what will happen to the couple if
the telephone operator answered with just "hello" instead of "PUB".

A man asked his father-in-law, "Many people praised you for a successful marriage. Could you please share with me your secret?"
The father-in-law answered in a smile, "Never criticize your wife for her shortcomings or when she does something wrong. Always bear in mind that because of her shortcomings and weaknesses, she could not find a better husband than

We all look forward to being loved and respected. Many people are afraid of losing face. Generally, when a person makes a mistake, he would look around to find a scapegoat to point the finger at. This is the start of a war. We should always remember that when we point one finger at a person, the other four fingers are pointing at ourselves.

If we forgive the others, others will ignore our mistake too.


A person visited the government matchmaker for marriage, SDU, and requested "I am looking for a spouse. Please help me to find a suitable one." The SDU officer said, "Your requirements, please." "Oh, good looking, polite, humorous , sporty, knowledgeable, good in singing and dancing. Willing to accompany me the whole day at home during my
leisure hour, if I don't go out. Telling me interesting stories when I need companion for conversation and be silent when I want to rest." The officer listened carefully and replied, "I understand you need television."

There is a saying that a perfect match can only be found between a blind wife and a deaf husband ,because the blind wife cannot see the faults of the husband and the deaf husband cannot hear the nagging of the wife. Many couples are blind and deaf at the courting stage and dream of perpetual perfect relationship. Unfortunately, when the excitement of love wears off, they wake up and discover that marriage is not a bed of roses. The nightmare begins.


Many relationships fail because one party tries to overpower another,or demands too much. People in love tend to think that love will conquer all and their spouses will change the bad habits after marriage. Actually, this is not the case. There is a Chinese saying which carries the meaning that "It is easier to reshape a mountain or a river than a person's character."

It is not easy to change. Thus, having high expectation on changing the spouse character will cause disappointment and unpleasantness.

It would be less painful to change ourselves and lower our expectations..


There is a Chinese saying which carries the meaning that "A speech will either prosper or ruin a nation." Many relationships break off because of wrong speech. When a couple is too close with each other,we always forget mutual respect and courtesy. We may say anything without considering if it would hurt the other party.

A friend and her millionaire husband visited their construction site. A worker who wore a helmet saw her and shouted,"Hi, Emily! Remember me? We used to date in the secondary school." On the way home, her millionaire husband teased her, "Luckily you married me.Otherwise you will be the wife of a construction worker." She answered ,"You should appreciate that you married me. Otherwise, he will be the millionaire and not you."

Frequently exchanging these remarks plants the seed for a bad relationship. It's like a broken egg - cannot be reversed.


Different people have different perception. One man's meat could be another man's poison. A couple bought a donkey from the market. On the way home,a boy commented, "Very stupid. Why neither of them ride on the donkey?"Upon hearing that, the husband let the wife ride on the donkey. He walked besides them. Later, an old man saw it and commented, "The husband is the head of family. How can the wife ride on the donkey while the husband is on foot?" Hearing this, the wife quickly got down and let the husband ride on the donkey.

Further on the way home, they met an old Lady. She commented, "How can the man ride on the donkey but let the wife walk. He is no gentleman."
The husband thus quickly asked the wife to join him on the donkey. Then, they met a young man. He commented, "Poor donkey, how can you hold up the weight of two persons. They are cruel to you." Hearing that, the husband and wife immediately climbed down from the donkey and carried it on their shoulders.

It seems to be the only choice left. Later, on a narrow bridge, the donkey was frightened and struggled. They lost their balance and fell into the river. You can never have everyone praise you, nor will everyone condemn you. Never in the past, not at present, and never will be in the future.

Thus, do not be too bothered by others words if our conscience is clear..


This is a true story which happened in the States. A man came out of his home to admire his new truck. To his puzzlement, his three-year-old son was happily hammering dents into the shiny paint of the truck. The man ran to his son, knocked him away, hammered the little boy's hands into pulp as punishment. When the father calmed down, he rushed his son to the hospital.

Although the doctor tried desperately to save the crushed bones, he finally had to amputate the fingers from both the boy's hands. When the boy woke up from the surgery & saw his bandaged stubs, he innocently said, " Daddy,I'm sorry about your truck." Then he asked, "but when are my fingers going to grow back?" The father went home & committed

Think about this story the next time someone steps on your feet or u wish to take revenge. Think first before u lose your patience with someone you love. Trucks can be repaired.. Broken bones & hurt feelings often can't. Too often we fail to recognize the difference between the person and the performance. We forget that forgiveness is greater than revenge.

People make mistakes. We are allowed to make mistakes. But the actions we take while in a rage will haunt us forever.