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30.12.09

The Summer Stint.


Zhen's usual visit upon touchdown :))
100% attendance for the first impromptu ECG gathering the day I touched down :)
Team:MED errands.
Tshirt designing.
Pan-fried meesua at the prawn farm in Bishan.
House of Seafood.
Church, awesomest Raffles Creamery and Thai food and a Vivo walkabout :))
A clark quay belated birthday celebration :)
Flight frantic.
Bodyworlds and being silly at the Singapore Science Centre.
Overrated Il Lido.
District 10 and coloured flames.
Packed food for the stay-at-home boy and feeling like the lightbulb at The Buffet.
Tennis, Ding Tai Feng, TWG [which totally ruined my tennis] and Da-gu's 70th birthday at Hua Ting [which ruined it further].
Avatar.
Cafe Iguana with the OCF peeps.
Tagging christmas gifts from Aussieland.
Church, 'good' western food [which I should have trusted my gut and not eat], the Wii and Dempsey.
Oriole Cafe :)
A Zhen-y gaigai.
Wagyu karubi at Vivocity :) [karubi: a little bite of heaven melting in your mouth, trust me!]
Mandarin Oriental macarons [officially better than the Canele ones, which IMO are the best commercial ones].
Last minute christmas cards and handmade ECG parcels :)
Hanoi and it's funny signboards.
The whole family missing local delights and rushing to chompchomp once we touched down.
Bathing Bella.
A homely BBQ and girltalk :)
More errands.
The Mega McSpicy challenge.
Sherlock Holmes.
Tennis.
Tennis.
Mum's imitation frog-leg porridge.
Si Chuan Dou Hua at the 60th floor of the UOB Building 1 [which houses a Salvador Dali sculpture!], SGX and Lau Pa Sat Char Kway Teow.
My teacherly spectacles.
Tshirt collection.
Stayover turned PS Cafe Palais.

i fluttered by;
12:10 PM
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10.12.09

Phenomenal Woman

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I’m telling lies.
I say,
It’s in the reach of my arms,
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I’m a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.
I say,
It’s the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my teeth,
The swing in my waist,
And the joy in my feet.
I’m a woman
Phenomenally.

Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

Men themselves have wondered
What they see in me.
They try so much
But they can’t touch
My inner mystery.
When I try to show them,
They say they still can’t see.
I say,
It’s in the arch of my back,
The sun of my smile,
The ride of my breasts,
The grace of my style.
I’m a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

Now you understand
Just why my head’s not bowed.
I don’t shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing,
It ought to make you proud.
I say,
It’s in the click of my heels,
The bend of my hair,
the palm of my hand,
The need for my care.
’Cause I’m a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.
- Maya Angelou

i fluttered by;
1:53 AM
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