haha i think i must be really bored but i visited blogthings again and completed more than 1 quiz this time! jus click click click only anw. thot of posting the results at intermittent dates jus to 'fill up the space' when i want to but i couldnt resist posting it all at once to set a record for the most no. of quiz results posted! haha. the couple pic below looks especially happy btw.
Your Seduction Style: Au Natural
You rank up there with your seduction skills, though you might not know it. That's because you're a natural at seduction. You don't realize your power! The root of your natural seduction power: your innocence and optimism. You're the type of person who happily plays around and creates a unique little world. Little do you know that your personal paradise is so appealing that it sucks people in. You find joy in everything - so is it any surprise that people find joy in you? You bring back the inner child in everyone you meet with your sincere and spontaneous ways. Your childlike (but not childish) behavior also inspires others to care for you. As a result, those who you befriend and date tend to be incredibly loyal to you.
for the record, i tried out the seduction quiz again, choosing other answers tt are plausible to be carried out (in my definition) and voila here are the other seduction styles i managed to obtain. interesting eh. now one would get an even clearer picture of how one compares :)
Your Seduction Style: Prized Object
The seduction game you play is tried, true, and still effective: hard to get. You know that the best seducers turn the tables - and get their crush to seduce them. The one running has the power, and you're a challenge that is worth the chase. You are a master of enticing and pulling back. Giving a little and taking some away. You are controlled enough to know rewards come after a long seduction dance.Even though you want to call, email, or say "I love you" first - you don't! You're style is the perfect mix of hot and cold - so much so that you have many suitors. Think Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany's ... or any of those creepy guys from the Bachelor. You're skilled at inspiring a chase. The real test is picking the person to slow down for.
Your Seduction Style: Fantasy Lover
You know that ideal love that each of us dreams of from childhood? That's you! Not because you posess all of the ideal characteristics, but because you are a savvy shape shifter. You have the uncanny ability to detect someone's particular fantasy... and make it you. You inspire each person to be an idealist and passionate, and you make each moment memorable. Even a simple coffee date with you can be the most romantic moment of someone's life. By giving your date exactly what he or she desires, you quickly become the ideal lover. Your abilities to make dreams come true is so strong, that you are often the love of many people's lives. Your ex's (and even people you have simply met or been friends with) long to be yours. No doubt you are the one others have dreamed of... your biggest challenge is finding *your* dream lover.
http://www.livejournal.com/users/missoracle/article 's article titled 'the chronicles of christ and that of narnia'. brings a whole new dimension to the show doesnt it? how intangible the parallels are, unless you really explore it. makes me appreciate the plot even tho i din feel the movie was that great because the storyline was simplistic and predictable.
and since i'm still in the christmas mood where i continue to reflect on and appreciate the things that have happened to me over the yr, the people who have made a difference to my life this yr, etc etc, i once again THANK ALL YOU PPL OUT THERE FOR YOUR CHRISTMAS CARDS AND PRESENTS!! i have never received so many 'little parcels of love' in my entire life! what a wonderfully pleasant surprise.
but the biggest surprise had got to be from the special someone who actually made me do a treasure-hunt style search for my presents. my mum thought i lost something at 1st. and for once i regretted that my room was not as neat as it shld be. but thankfully clever me managed to solve all your cleverly designed quizes (with the bit of extra help of course) and appreciated every thought put into it. -big hug-
thank you smses were abundant this yr, surprisingly. i'm glad that my painstakingly-written letters were not in vain. i got to express my most heartfelt thoughts and i'm thankful for that. afterall they always say that the one thing we do not want to regret is not telling the people around us how much we love them. hence reciprocation was a plus point for me. it moved me esp when u ppl say the letter nearly brought a tear to ur eyes. this reminds each one of us that no matter how small we feel, we still do have the power to affect (for the better, i presume) the ppl around us.
and my blog has served its purpose!! my dear friend surprised me with her reply msg that said '..n ur blog is 4eva so enlightening. discovered and learnt alot frm u n i'm very appreciative of tt! i seldom say dis kinda stuff but i wan u to noe tt i luv ya loads *muacks* :) ' true. she is seldom so expressive with her feelings. which makes me treasure the gesture even more!
din have time to blog this until now but its smth i wanna rmb.
i had this strong welling during the last youth service that i havent had for some time now. reminded me of the time when i was at my mum's baptism service and i decided i really want to commit my life to God and was full of passion to spread His Word. that was 3 yrs back and the turning point where i drew closer to Him. now the setting is different but the thread remains the same.
will you stand up for Him? are you willing to be different and not follow the worldly crowd? God doesnt want ppl who are lukewarm. he wants ppl to see Christlikeness in us despite our imperfections. so do not underestimate the power of your little actions. it is the greatest evangelistic tool. after all, it is us - friends - that have the greatest contact with the pre-believing community. it is us whom they turn to for advice and a listening ear, and it is us who can make an effort to touch hearts. because God gave His unconditional love to us 1st! are we so filled with the joy of knowing the greatness of God that all these come naturally to us? that ppl will wanna know where our peace comes from?
jus did smth stupid. was taking a msg for a colleague and so i picked up a mechanical pencil AND PRESSED THE SIDE WITH THE LEAD REALLY HARD. ouch. can see i'm very distracted.
i resolve to finish writing my christmas cards by today. stayed up until 3am to write them but i'm still not even halfway through. i thus brought all my christmas-card-decorating stationary to my office to hopefully do during break. this yr i started too late i guess what with the last min holiday (which i din regret, of course). but that only means i would be dropping christmas cards in the middle of the night, into mailboxes of ppl whom i'm not gg to meet. i feel like santa. sneaky santa who comes in the blind of the night :) i did last minute christmas shopping too. splurged again, but this time for others so i dun feel guilty at all. just hope everyone likes their gifts!
my family and i set off for malaysia at 1030 on the morning of 19th dec. i had done my packing only an hr b4 we set off cos i was too tired to pack when i came home the previous day. this trip was rather (or i would say, VERY) last min and unplanned but as it turned out it was the best trip i've had in malaysia so far! u'll soon see why. anw it made me realise that i kinda like this 'backpacker' lifestyle where we're ready to pack-n-go wherever whenever. makes life more thrilling and filled with surprises at every corner. n because there isnt any planning it isnt a headache of a holiday. anw I DROVE. for 3 hrs mind u. maintained at the speed limit of 120 km/h on the malaysian highway and clocked bout 200km i think. i even hit 145 km/h on ocassions. really SHUANG. oh and in case u thot i was driving illegally.. i just got my licence 4 days b4 the escapade in malaysia!! haha and i've been doing alot of driving since. my new role in my hsehold is being the personal chauffeur. heh. drove dad from the workplace (hougang) to the golf course (bishan) last fri n the route was totally new n unfamiliar n so not my territory but luckily i managed to rmb all the turns and drive myself safely back to my workplace. phew. oh which means that was the 1st time i drove alone. in my dads HUMONGOUS car. another obstacle overcomed :) ok here's the important part. we were heading for kl when i asked my dad whether we could go somewhere else instead as we've been to kl too many a time in my opinion. dad kept telling me that its the company that matters, and he jus wants to spend quality time wif us. AWWW. but anw i was quite amandmant on gg somewhere new and exciting, and finally he thought of port dickson. AND WE SO DID NOT REGRET IT I TELL U!! this has gotta be the greatest stowaway secret in the whole of malaysia. we stayed at avillion and this place is amazing. the luxurious kampong-styled water chalet is built on stilts out at sea, has elegant 4-poster beds, and a spacious open-air shower such that u view both the sky and sea as u bathe. the whole resort is so tremendously beautifully landscaped and equipped with all the facilities you can think of (including a petting farm?!) i could jus ramble on and on about how good it looked AND FELT. but no worries i wun. pictures speak a thousand words. heh. anw on the whole the outlook of the resort is so serene and romantic. i WILL want to come here again with my special someone.
i went trigger happy. or trigger crazy rather. asked family to pose for shots etc. not to mention i took lots of scenery shots. but the ones i really liked were the portrait shots. expressions are priceless. i love this one esp where i got my bro to sit down in the plush chair just cos i thot that the sunlight filtering down on it would cast very strong shadows and make a great shot. judge it for urself. but i think i'm getting better at 'framing' shots now. seem to know when i'll get a unique shot. played abit of tennis in the evening b4 i escaped to take sunset pics. then we bathed and headed for dinner at this restaurant. dinner was candle-lit and we completed our western meal with wine, cocktail and all. i officially prefer the singapore sling to tequila sunrise!! still have a preference for sweeter stuff i guess. walking back to the chalet i noticed there were many stars in the sky and it was a full moon. the ideal night sky for the ideal getaway location :) i am a happy happy lucky girl. with the waves crashing on the shore, i drift to sleep. the intermittent crashing is jus too hypnotising. my bro and his soccer match did not bother me. nor did the fact that we wanted room service supper jus cos its a novelty we sometimes had for holidays. i was jus too tired, and too full and contented. we woke up to a splendid breakfast. and later a refreshing swim of 40 laps in the pool. went to the beach and gosh was the sand soft. it was already midday by then so it was quite hot tho. anw after that we checked out and drove to kl. couldnt check into the hotel we used to stay at or any other hotel for that matter cos all the cheaper rooms were fully booked so we checked into berjaya times square hotel as a last resort. its pricier but it turned out to be very amazing. another possibly unpleasant situation turned right. thank God! our 40-floor suite overlooked the city and was very well-furnished. probably due to the fact that this was a new hotel. but anw it was slightly reminiscent of our suite at las vegas due to the fact that we had 2 bedrooms a living room and a kitchen (plus 2 tvs and a hi-fi). on top of that, it IS in times square. the newest and perhaps largest shopping complex in malaysia to date. u wun believe it but times square has like a hypermart, indoor theme park (with roller coaster), 2 cinemas, plenty of shops, a hotel and business centre all rolled into one! the outlook is spectacular. hotel lobby's on the 14th floor. which only means.. 1st to 13th floor - shops, shops and more shops!! haha. we did abit of shopping b4 heading down to restaurant overseas for dinner. this famous chinese eatery has really good pork trotters with mantou. yumyummm. its super fatty tho. anw by the time we got back to the hotel it was 11pm. haha. but the night did NOT end there for me n my bro. we went exploring! cool eh. i think i have this fetish for exploring places deserted of people. u wun noe the feel unless u try. its like, we went to the theme park in times square (we actually went IN, the entrance barriers were up). the rides were all shut down of course so me n my bro were talking about how spooky n errie it was wif all the wonderful colours and shapes but NO LIFE IN THEM. n what would happen if the machines suddenly started up ONE BY ONE. haha. a replay of old horror movies in real life. we did this while waiting for our midnight movie to start. KING KONG was really really.. beautiful (places hand on heart). that includes the screenplay and backdrops. and they made the beast so full of expression and emotion that by the time the titles roll i'm thinking 'he's no beast, he's jus like one of us, how could they?!' if only they knew. he only wanted to be with the girl after all. if only we knew. if only you knew. the ending was sooooo sad it is heart-wrenching. does beauty always ALWAYS kill the beast? *` if only we knew what was gg on in each other's head. // * day 3 was mainly shopping and great food. i'm really guilty this time of splurging. the 1st. n not the last i think. i spent S$250.. and that converts to RM$550. thats including one christmas pressent for dearest ying but still. alot of money u say. yeah even my bro spent less than me this time. ONLY RM$450. haha. but our dad was GLAD. even when he asked us how much we spent and we said we din spend anything, HE did. haha can u imagine. he was like oh i already expected to max RM$1000 to each of u for spending actually, so i'm happy u're under budget. gosh. my dad really knows how to stay happy. anw his rationale was that he was thinking of bringing us to hk or thailand for hol so since we din go, the money he saved on air tics could be splurged on other things like accom and shopping and food. makes sense huh. so we headed down to victoria station for dinner. it was quite a long drive from town but it was worth it. set in a train-like carriage, the western restaurant really boasts the best steak. my meal was so appetizing i finished it despite being full to the brim b4 i even started on the main course. our stomach is elastic, as i always pipe. had a nice long rest and the next day, after feeling oh so contented with shopping and eating, we made our way home early morning. stopped along the way to buy snacks for u guys. wonder how to share though now that we cant eat at cell. but anw it was indeed a great trip. and i've got a few new additions to my wardrobe and great pics to rmb it. thanks dad!!
You are attracted to those who are unbridled, untrammeled, and free. In love, you feel the most alive when your partner is patient and never willing to give up on you. You'd like to your lover to think you are loyal and faithful... that you'll never change. You would be forced to break up with someone who was emotional, moody, and difficult to please. Your ideal relationship is open. Both of you can talk about everything... no secrets. Your risk of cheating is zero. You care about society and morality. You would never break a commitment. You think of marriage as something precious. You'll treasure marriage and treat it as sacred. In this moment, you think of love as something you don't need. You just feel like flirting around and playing right now.
sometimes one jus gets bored enough to answer a questionaire on what animal you'd want to reincarnate as (and there are only 4 options, mind you) just to see how people can churn out predictions on your character etc etc based on that. the results are interesting, aint it? and if you wanna know, i chose to reincarnate as a dog. or was it horse. hmms haha. oh wells.
she hugged her buddies goodbye, extending her last minute well-wishes as they did her too. the pastor gave her a warm smile and hi-five which she gladly reciprocated as she bidded farewell. after waving again to all, she turned and headed down the jetty to the ferry. she was almost embarrassedly certain they could see right through her and know she was smiling sillily to herself, just because she felt so loved she felt different all the way from head to toe, and worried it showed.
leaving the place really gave her ambivalent feelings. as the ferry pulled away from the jetty and still she saw the trio standing exactly where they were when she left them, waiting to see her depart safely and giving their last goodbye waves, she waved back and put on a brave smile. but no sooner, a wave of sadness enveloped her and silent tears escaped her eyes. that was the end of her journey on the island. the end of creating the memories that were going to stick.
oh gosh, she thought, and this is only the tip of the iceberg of what i'm going to feel when i really leave singapore. she had other things to attend to, other things to move on to, but sometimes it pains her to see the people she cares for standing unwaveringly at the very same spot gazing back at her while the distance between them and her escalates and their sillouhette get smaller and smaller till they finally disappear into the horizon.
now at night, she wondered what everyone at camp was doing. hoping they were having fun (it IS the last day afterall), yet selfishly hoping they werent having as much fun as they would have with her. she reflected on the past few days at camp and really treasured the whole lot of it...
on sunday she din feel well. bad start, she thought. shld she go on monday instead? nah, a little discomfort never stopped her. she was still strong and fit and helping to carry stuff (albeit a little pale, but then she was always pale). the guys did alot more work tho. grr. sometimes her feminism gets to her. she wasnt skinny or anything, she could do as much as the guys do. but nonetheless, she is still thankful for guys.
finalising the games plan was squeezed into whatever freer time available, and for that she and her games marshall team trekked the island yet again. they all probably can memorise the map of st johns along with all the nooks and crooks through and through even in their sleep by now. and still they had to trek it again to place the clues the next morning. but for now it was dinner time.
bath time was horrendous. no sane interior designer would put a row of cubicles with mirrors right infront of them! she thought. but on hindsight even that moment was fun. the memory of 3 insane people screaming their heads off while showering brought enough laughter to work her abs.
she was well taken care of and medicated by claudia who remembered she had a sore throat (the feeling of a threatening fever had gone). the well-trained nurse had shovelled her all the way to the cookhouse to drink down a cup of panadol cold remedy. this move touched her as seldom would one find claudia so insistent on getting someone to do something. and later, hammocks-a-swinging, supper-a-feeding, blanket-a-sharing and goodnights-a-echoing gave her so much warmth and comfort it put her to sleep with a dreamy smile.
early next morning, the marshalls finalised the games and set off to set up the stations. twosome moments with people seem to impact her greatest. tash 'basking in the sun' with a radiant glow on her face when she was supposed to help stick clues on the blue handrail. ryan cleverly and expertly tying rope and smearing paint for the obstacle course. joshua surprise-attacking her with waterbombs and muddy water and whatnot (all in the name of fun of course.. he even 'madeup' by helping her get rid of the mud-hug rachel so willingly gave her). she indeed had fun, and gave her 2cents worth of surprise-attacks back :) even cleaning up was fun, no doubt long and tedious due to the muddiness of the groundsheets which the campers so gladly gave them as a return gift. in the end, she hardly knew if she was washing the sheets or her fellow marshalls.
sermon really spoke to her bout certain issues. sometimes she gets so frustrated with systems and her rapport with others that she loses her focus on God. true, sometimes the activity overtakes its objective of glorifying God. she commits and surrenders that totally to God. sometimes the pursuit of perfectionism harms God's people. she prays that people will understand her viewpoint because some things she does is purely driven by her desire to do her best for God. but at the same time she prays God's people will share their viewpoint about her actions too. sometimes she knows that she hasnt surrendered every issue in her life to God. why the burden and grief every time pastor prays for her dad? true, it shows it means much to her. but she prays that she'll learn how to fully surrender EVERYTHING to God.
and no, she did not forget her one-on-one talk with claudia. she identifies with her, strongly. God, please give her the strength to carry on if it's Your will, and the courage to let go if it's not.
last minute notice came the next day asking the games marshalls to bring forward the games session. surprisingly and thankfully, they came up with quite a good time-filling activity. and she must comment that nats commentary of his teams sandcastle was really tummy-tickling. for once, size does not matter. lameness does. haha. (btw nat, if you must know, your commentary pulled your team to 1st place)
almost the end of her time on st johns island. she copied notes on 3 out of 6 gems for a happy life while living life in the plains as a christian. she would jus have to be updated (in detail mind you) about the next 3 gems and the rest of the camp happenings as she partakes her last meal and heads out to the jetty...
she is realistic. camp wasnt perfect. it wasnt the best it could be. in fact it was quite terrible in terms of planning. undue stress because of inadequate time allocation and watnots. but she knows one thing. the warmth showered by the concerned, thoughtful and helpful adults and fellow campers, and that experience and connection with God really more than made up for everything.
she sincerely thanks everyone who has made the camp special in this way. for building people up, for investing in others' lives, for making their day, for lending a hand, for bringing a smile to their face, for going the extra mile.. for everything pleasant and sweet and nice, really.
ps. she realises she has only been to 2 youth camps and she has never ever stayed for a full one!!! grr. somehow theres this bugging feeling that it shows how 'inactive' shes been at church albeit recently.
after work and driving today, i caught up wif my sec sch frens at night. haha i'm quite pleased when i manage to squeeze so many things into my tight schedule. does anyone out there derive similar satisfaction? haha. anw we went to out of the pan at raffles city for dinner. seem to frequent raffles city alot these few days. i dun seem to see a pt in changing trains anymore. too lazy. haha. and sick of orchard too. theres gd food in raffles city, citylink and suntec anw. and theres esplanade for a nice walk and fresh air too. plus quaint exotic little restaurants that i never dare step in. YET. it was really great to catch up with rebec and serene. everytime i meet up with them, i see that they've matured, but ONLY looks-wise. haha! but seriously, actually i'm really glad bout that. it would be quite a shock to meet up with ppl and realise u're not on the same frequency anymore. one thing exciting about catching up with my rg (and subsequently rj) frens is that its quite revelating. makes u realise what a small world u live in and how narcissistic you've been. apart from knowing more about their lives (not to mention the fact that they were comparing nus business and smu and concluded that all the advertisement was a hoax - nus and smu are not that different afterall) we also chatted bout other ppl whom we know, dating back to rg and even pri sch! its interesting to know how ppl are faring now and how they've turned out to be. but while u get excited and happy for all those fulfilling their dreams overseas, all those whom u find suddenly attached, sometimes u do feel a little sad for those whom u know as innocent sweet kids but are otherwise now. topic drifted to bfs. haha. these 2 great babes arent attached!! any takers? but please u mus be taller than them, be from rj or at least the top 5 jcs, be gentlemanly enough to offer to pay for meals (and remember to bring enough money for that) and.. i forgot what else. yeps. those are the prerequisites b4 all the other character stuff. do i hear u complaining that their expectations are WAY TOO HIGH?! haha. but i suppose if you think you pretty much can survive on your own and dun really need the emotional support, you'll set all your bars way up there. it keeps u from falling into the trap of committing to someone who doesnt meet ur standards. and this is important because once u do commit, u would only find in it ur heart to accept the person as he or she is despite all his or her flaws. thats the power of love. i work along this principle. would i rather have this person in my life or not have this person in my life? would i rather him be just a friend or someone more than that? and its not jus about here and now. can we picture ourselves together in the future? some ppl miss the final question. while some dwell too much and too long on it and miss whats right b4 them cos often at this stage nothing seems certain. because of our uncertainty and insecurity, we often turn away from ppl b4 we even get to know them better. and i'm only saying this because i've done it before. sometimes we need to learn to love ourselves b4 we can allow someone else to love us. then again, (i suddenly digress cos i rmbed regina's comment) there are ppl who love themselves too much to love anyone else. haha. i guess often its about finding a balance. why does the night never seem long enough. and to think i only stay few streets away from serene!! oh gosh i'm so so so going to miss my friends when i go overseas. mus do more catching up more catching up! serene and i plan to go over to each others hse as often as we can starting from today since 'intruding' is no longer in our vocab. haha.
the following actually got sent to my OFFICE mail.
smth to think about - the 90/10 principle. it will change your life or at least your reaction to situations. why? it states that 10% of life is made up of what happens to you while 90% of life is decided by how you react (which i find is more than true - one bad reaction leads to another and by the end of the day u'll hav many enemies and a very bad day). lets say someone cuts you in traffic. you have no control over this. but you have control over your reaction. are you going to lose your temper? pound on the steering wheel? curse? let your blood pressure skyrocket? actually, WHO CARES if you arrive ten seconds later at work? why let that car ruin your drive? very few know and apply this principle. the result? millions suffer from undeserved stress, trials, problems and heartache. there never seem to be success in life. terrible things seem to be constantly happening. there is constant stress, lack of joy, and broken relationships. worry consumes time. anger breaks friendships. life seems dreary and is not enjoyed to the fullest. friends are lost. life is a bore and often seems cruel...
i realised that i never really regret anything that has happened in my life. its not because i have done everything right or watsoever, or i wouldnt have liked to do anything differently, but because there were gd things that happened along the way and i wouldnt know if they would have happened still had i done smth differently. anw. its not like you can change your past. but u CAN alter ur perspective and memories of it. jus condition urself til even if things are really bad, u can somehow find something positive in it! n nope i never knew the 90/10 principle. think its jus cos i noe God will grant me the character, strength and serenity to thrust at me at every part of the way.
gosh. sometimes i wonder if this is all self-prep talk. hey but it works you know. your state of mind counts.
went out with the ecg yesterday (not before squeezing a swim in between). had really yummy mushroom soup at 'the soup spoon' at raffles city. din think one could get full on soup but full we did get (and to think that i was voracious after the swim). oh and eddie treated us! how nice! his 'excuse' was that he actually rmbed that he owed us a treat from 2 yrs ago!! gosh! all of us had already completely forgotten the bet we made with him. it was quite a stupid bet moreover - how well he was gg to fare for common test. which wasnt too difficult a bet for us cos this genius would never ever do badly enough to win his bet. but it struck and stuck i guess =)
we then progressed to starbucks for coffee. we were eyeing this comfortable plush red couch and finally the ppl left n we immediately chiong-ed for it. haha. we're still as childish as ever. nicely nestled in, we did plenty of catching up. but never enough i guess. always have countless things to talk n share with this bunch of really fab close galfrens. going to crash sheryl's hostel at nus probably some time next wk to do more catching up and midnight exploring of the nooks and corners of nus. 4 ppl closely snuggled up in an already cramped hostel room, playing and chatting the night away - none the more reminiscent of older days.
caught sight of someone's nick - me minus u equals blue. in all stubbornness, that doesnt add up!! me minus u still equals me, cos there's no u in me! haha. tsk tsk. love makes ppl cannot even equate properly. luckily my math is too superb for that ;p