Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Hallowe'en Day

Hallowe'en, name applied to the evening of October 31, preceding the Christian feast of Hallowmas, Allhallows, or All Saints Day. The observances connected with Hallowe'en are thought to have originated among the ancient Druids, who believed that on that evening, Saman, the lord of the dead, called forth hosts of evil spirits. The Druids customarily lit great fires on Hallowe'en, apparently for the purpose of warding off all these spirits.
Among the ancient Celts, Hallowe'en was the last evening of the year and was regarded as a propitious time for examining the portents of the future. The Celts also believed that the spirits of the dead revisited their earthly homes on that evening. After the Romans conquered Britain, they added to Hallowe'en features of the Roman harvest festival held on November 1 in honour of Pomona, goddess of the fruits of trees.

The Celtic tradition of lighting fires on Hallowe'en survived until modern times in Scotland and Wales, and the concept of ghosts and witches is still common to all Hallowe'en observances. Traces of the Roman harvest festival survive in the custom, prevalent in both the United States and Great Britain, of playing games involving fruit, such as ducking for apples in a tub of water. Of similar origin is the use of hollowed-out pumpkins carved to resemble grotesque faces and lit by candles placed inside. YOU MIGHT NEVER KNOW SOMEONE WILL BE VISITING YOU TONIGHT, SO LIGHT UP SOME CANDLES TO WARD OFF THE EVIL............Heheeeeeeeee

Monday, October 29, 2007

Update on Deepavali Preparations

Almost, 8 types of cookies are already baked for deepavali. Only left with orange biscuit which will be done today by myself and a cake which will be baked on the eve of deepavali. And i guess, my mum will make murukku and achi murukku in 2 days time. Yipee!

I cleaned my room yesterday, a total disaster, i couldn't believe that i had so much of rubbish in my cupboard and drawers. With the help of my hubby, we managed to clean our entire room, plus hanging of new curtains and servicing the air-cond. After all the hard work, my room is simply looking gorgeous and free from dust. So i just need to touch up a bit here and there before the festive. Our next project to complete is the living room and car porch area. Most probably, will clean up by this weekend. Thinking of getting a new carpet, perhaps red colour. Let's see if the director of the house (my mum) approves it. Looool...... I still need to do a bit more shopping on this thurs and fri. It has been quite tiring for me and my mum but we still have managed so far, especially during the baking time. Mother and daughter having so much of fun. I love you ma.

Things at my end is going smoothly. Will update more soon.


Wednesday, October 24, 2007

World Friendship Week

To know someone here or there with whom you can feel there is understanding,
in spite of distances or thoughts expressed.
That can make life a garden.
A good friend remembers what we were and sees what we can be.
A friend is someone who is there for you when he'd rather be somewhere else.
A mirror reflects a man's face, but what he is really like is shown
by the kind of friends he chooses.
My best friend is the person who in wishing me well, wishes it for my sake.

Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow
Don't walk behind me, I may not lead
Just walk beside me and be my friend

This is a short friendship message I got from an email which I find it very meaningful and would like to dedicate it to all my fellow blog friends. You have been there to read all my posts and gave lovely comments, advises and also showed concern when I was unwell. Thank you so much for your support and for being my friend in the blog world. I appreciate that.

Wishing you guys a Happy Friendship Week!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Feverish Saturday

It's been a tough week for me. Besides being unwell, I've got tonnes and tonnes of work to do. So many tender quotations to go through. I'm sick and tired to go through the bunch of schematic plans. Boss, can I go for a week leave? Can you do the job for me? I need a breakkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk. Can I voice out the questions, my job will be at stake! Poor me.

Above all this, I am happy a little coz today is 1/2 day. And I am going out for lunch with my friends. We will be eating the famous chicken rice in Jaybeeee, the name of the shop is called 'Nasi Ayam Bazir'. They have been serving only chicken rice for the past 40 years. In those days, they have served for the Royal family too. Truly traditional, aromatic and yummylicious. It comes with a chicken soup, a plate of roasted chicken, fragrant rice, salad and vegetable, it's indeed a balanced meal. They use less oil and no MSG. A healthy shop isn't it?

Anyway, hope you guys have a great weekend. Me signing off here as I need to complete some work before I leave.

Cheers : )

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


I have been tagged by Shalini. Here are some of the crazy things which has crossed my mind within 5 minutes. So I shall start now....

Start 00.00

  1. I want to sleep

  2. So much of work to do at home

  3. Need to wash the curtains

  4. Waiting for my darlz next off day

  5. I wanna go for a leg massage

  6. Need to buy clothes for my doggies

  7. Wish my dream I dreamt last night, comes true

  8. Feel like carrying a baby on my hands now

  9. Must paint my nails later

  10. I'm craving for pasta

  11. Eagerly waiting for Deepavali celebrations, of course

  12. Cracking my head for that

  13. Planning to go for a short holiday in December

  14. $$$ bonus time $$$

  15. I need to re-bond my hair coz it is like a lion's hair now. I can't stand it!

  16. Sign up for facial course next month

  17. My mum is having a sore eyes

  18. My body is hot, I think I'm having a fever.

  19. Long time since I did Yoga, I better start doing it

  20. I feel lazy

  21. Waiting for Nilasha to come, I wanna chit-chat with her later. She's fun to be with

  22. I need to visit a Dentist soon, having some pain, could it be I'm having a tooth decay? OMG

  23. I saw a bird playing in a pool of water on the roadside. So cute

Finish 05.00

Ok, this tag is all about, FMORT - Five Minutes Of Random Thoughts ..

Steps to follow:

Get an alarm/stop watch, piece of paper, pen or just open up a new post in which you can type in.. Set the alarm to ring 5 minutes 10 secs later. Take deep breath for 10 secs. Now, set your mind free. Scribble whatever comes to your mind for 5 minutes.

After 5 minutes, tweak the scribbles into meaningful sentences. Post it to your blog. The title should be, "My FMORT". Dont expand FMORT in the title as the purpose is to popularize FMORT. The first line should read, "I am tagged by XYZ", where XYZ should be the name of the blog who asked you to tag and link XYZ to the post. Then ask a fellow blogger to do the same and link to your post. Now sit back and relax.

You would be amazed at the speed with which FMORT spreads. And you will be one link of the long chain on Internet. So now its my chance to tag people , come on hands up.




Take up the challenge and let me know once you have posted the tag on your blog. Lolz

Friday, October 12, 2007

Heaven on Earth

~ Shopping~
(5 & 6 Oct)
Hi guys, I know it has been quite sometime since I updated my blog. I've been busy shopping. I took 3 days leave since last Thursday. I visited my cousin sister at Bedok, S'pore, stayed there for 2 days. What else will I do, shopping, shopping, shopping and almost made a hole in my pocket. Hahahaz... I bought many stuffs and to tell you the truth I was having terrible headache while shopping maybe bcoz of the hot weather. The scorching sun was blazing like hell. I couldn't even eat much the 2 days, coz out of thirst, I drank a lot of water. My bro-in-law was so sweet enough to buy chendol and ice fruit jelly dessert for me n my cousin sis. After a tiring day, it was Heaven on Earth, you know. It was the best cold dessert I had in Bedok food court next to the MRT station. I came back home on Saturday night, feeling really exhausted and went straight to bed. Zzzzzz

~ Family Day~
(7 Oct)

Sunday was a family day for me as my brother's family came over for lunch. So, I helped my mum to cook and enjoyed playing with my nephews. The elder one is Kishoor, and he is a mini computer genius. He is only in Primary 4 and can handle the internet all by himself. He sends emails too. Oh my, I was not like that during that age. Shy off..... Second one is Daanesh, he is in primary 2, another cute fella, always begs his bro to let him play the games in the PlayStation. Kishoor always cheats him when it comes to Daanesh's turn to play. End up, I have to do the 'natamai thirppe'. Third one is Lakshman, going to K1 next year. He is quite plump and the naughty one in fact. The mastermind, who does things and put the blame on his brothers.

Ok where was I, oh, then we had lunch together and they left late afternoon as the kids had some homeworks to complete. Next, I watched Vasantham Star Semi-finals at 6pm with tense arousing in the air. All are good singers and they had different styles and vocals. Rekha was the only girl who managed to the semi-finals. She has improved a lot since her 1st day of entry. She sang very well that day and also presented herself as a natural singer. Bravo to her, I admired her singing skills but eventually, due to lack of SMS vote, she was out, which was quite shocking to me. Only Dinesh, Vignesh, Ebi Shankara and Devarajan entered for the Finals. Anyway, I hope this would be a stepping stone for her in the singing industry. My best wishes to her and really hope that she will pursue her singing skills in future. Will support you gal..... That was my Sunday.

~Sweet B'day~
(8 Oct)

I slept early that day coz I still haven't get over the tiredness. The clock stroked 12mdnite and my hp was buzzing like a bee non-stop. It was my B'day, a year older, and many sent sms and some called to wish me. It was so nice of them to remember and wished me. After all that, slept back as I have to wake up early at 7.00am and start to cook for lunch. Actually, I invited a few of my close friends, Sivanes, Mala and Vani over for lunch. I cooked Black Pepper Prawns and Mixed Vegetable and my mum cooked Chicken Masala, Egg Sambal, Coriander chutney and Pal Payasam. Yum Yum......

I received some nice gifts. Yipee! Mala bought a beautiful bag with sequence being sewed on it, goes well with sarees and she also bought a yumlicious Chocolate Cake from Seasons. Again, it was Heaven on Earth. Sivanes bought a pink necklace set with Swarowski stones. A classic piece and I love it so much. Vani bought a silver bracellet. I was glittering that day. Thank you so much dearies. My mum bought me a pair of gold earrings (Jimikki). I wore it the whole day. Thanks ma. My sweetheart bought for me a Gold mantra Ring from WOF. I have been wanting to buy it, my sweet hubby gifted me already. Thank you and like Prakashraj says in the Gilli movie, I love u chellam..... :p

To end it all, my hubby surprised me with a nice dinner at Pan Pacific Hotel's International Buffet. The spread was huge and mouth-watering. I had a sumptuous dinner and great service. Wonderful time spent with wonderful people on my Bday, It's Heaven on Earth. I will cherish it. : )
P.S. I couldn't post any pictures coz I'm having some problems with my reader so I will get it replaced soon.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Away, away away

Hi guys, sorry I was away for sometime now. Busy shopping lah....... :p

Anyway, I will update soon ok. Miss you guys.

Loads of hugs from me