Friday, February 29, 2008

My Cousin's Engagement

Here are some of the shots taken during my cousin's engagement ceremony at the Thandayuthapani Temple in J.B. on 7th February. Refer to my post on 'Gong Xi Fa cai'

eagerly waiting for the diamond ring.......... :p

Mr & Mrs Sri Nirmalan with their parents

Kutties of the Ambu's family

My nephew and cousin sis


Pretty gals......

Big bullies of the Ambu's family

My sweet aunties and khohilla, what r u doing there....

My granny

Sweet couple.....
Where are the rest.....???

Guna Uncle's family

Finally, they left us alone.....

Lunch at my house on the following day

I'm trying a different method here.......

This is what will happen after a sumptuous lunch, hehehe

afternoon nap

Saturday, February 23, 2008


Yet another weekend has arrived. Hope all of you have fun with your family or loved ones. As for myself, I would be spending some quality time with my mum at home and perhaps do some gardening in the afternoon. I will do some workout and burn that extras, hehehe. And later tonight, I will catch up with the movie on Vasantham Central which I wanted to watch so badly. It is none other than Mozhi. This movie has received many applauds and many of my friends told me that the movie is very special and is one of a kind. So I will stay tuned.

Tomorrow is going to be a family day for me. Thinking of cooking something special, but yet to decide. And after lunch, will be learning some driving near my housing area.

Monday is a TENSION day for me coz I'm having my driving test. Arrgggg! Butterflies are in my stomach and I am feeling extremely nervous. I heard from my instructor that the officer is very strict!!! I hope I won't screw up coz some idiots are waiting to tease me and its a image problem. God, please shower some magic power on me so that I can improve my driving skills. :p

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

A Coffee Cup

We always have an excuse to complaint but in actual fact we are too absorb in life and fail to enjoy the substance of life... A group of alumni, highly established in their careers, got together to visit their old university lecturer.

Conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life. Offering his guests coffee, the lecturer went to the kitchen and returned with a large pot of coffee and an assortment of cups :porcelain, plastic, glass, some plain-looking and some expensive and exquisite, telling them to help themselves to hot coffee. When all the students had a cup of coffee in hand, the lecturer said: "If you noticed, all the nice looking, expensive cups were taken up, leaving behind the plain and cheap ones. While it is but normal for you to want only the best for yourselves, that is the source of your problems and stress. What all of you wanted was coffee, not the cup, but you consciously went for the better cups and are eyeing each other's cup.

Now, if life is coffee, then the jobs, money and positions in society are the cups. They are just tools to hold and contain life, but the quality of life doesn't change. Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the coffee in it. "So don't let the cups drive you....enjoy the coffee instead......"

I got this mail from my cousin. The moral of the story is interesting and I wanted to blog about it since morning but I just got the time to do it now. Though we are living in a society full of challenges and high competitors in career wise, we should never be too greedy and expect only the best of the best. The young generations of today are not able to take failures because they are being pampered too much. No doubt, when comes to work, we should be more aggressive to make achievements. Jealousy on one's progress is not healthy, in fact, it should only lead to a positive direction. Which means to say, we must put in more effort in our work and move ahead. My Ex-boss thought us that we should always work as a team and not step each other. A human body only works healthily if all the organ parts are functioning correctly. And if one organ is not doing its job properly, it will lead the body to fall sick. In this case, the body is referred to the company and the parts are the various departments. It sounded very logical to me and I'm pleased to share it here. At the end of the day, hard work pays. Someone is always watching us from the above.

GOD, of course....

Thursday, February 14, 2008

St. Valentine's Day

My love for you will always be
The purest of its kind
It was conceived within my heart
With only you in mind
I never thought that it could be as beautiful as this
There's one thing you should truly know
That it is you I've missed
Can't wait to see you fall asleep
And kiss you when you wake
My love for you to take
And one day you shall see
That it was all worth while, my love
Forever you and me.

Happy Valentine's Day To everyone in my blogroll

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Memorial Service of Ah Meng

I am heartbroken to hear that Ah Meng had passed away on 08 February 2008, the most famous and well-loved orang utan, due to old age. She was 48 years old.

Born in Sumatra, Indonesia around 1960, Ah Meng came to the Singapore Zoo at the approximate age of seven in 1971 when she was confiscated from the Chinese family who had kept her as an illegal pet. In 1982, the Singapore Zoo introduced ‘Breakfast with an Orang Utan’ programme and Ah Meng was the star. She shot to fame instantly and became a celebrity both at home an overseas. By 1986, she had featured in almost 30 travel films and had appeared in more than 270 articles in newspapers and travel magazines.

For her outstanding contributions in promoting the Singapore Zoo as a tourist attraction, Ah Meng is the first and only non-human recipient of the ‘Special Tourism Ambassador’ award conferred by the then Singapore Tourism Promotion Board in 1992.

As an icon for the Zoo, Ah Meng has met numerous foreign dignitaries and world renowned celebrities including Prince Philip, David Copperfield, Michael Jackson and Elizabeth Taylor.

A devoted mother, Ah Meng leaves behind two sons Hsing Hsing, Satria, and two daughters, Medan and Sayang and six grandchildren. As a tribute to Ah Meng, the next newborn orang utan to be born at the Singapore Zoo will be named Ah Meng Junior.

I mourn the passing of Ah Meng. She has touched the heart of everyone who has met her and contributed immensely in helping promote awareness of how each and every one of us can play a role in anti-poaching, anti-deforestation and conservation matters. I have been visiting the Zoo since I was very young and took pictures with her many times. I will definitely cherish the special memories with her. I will miss her dearly.

Alagappasamy s/o Chellaiyah (also known as Sam), Curator, Singapore Zoo, "I have taken care of Ah Meng since she first came to the Zoo. Her departure makes me extremely sad and it will take a long while for me to adjust to not having her around. On the other hand, I am very happy that I have had the opportunity to take care of Ah Meng and her family all these years."

Ah Meng had been reposed at Garden With A View on 10 February 2008 and a memorial service was held in tribute of Ah Meng. Estimated 4000 people attended the memorial service.

Goodbye Ah Meng.........

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Gong Xi Fa Cai

Another festive season has started. It's Chinese New Year and we are getting a lot of mandarin oranges from neighbours and friends. The honey oranges are so sweet and it is damn nice when you chill them before eating. 2 days of public holidays, Yahoooooo...........

Though, we don't celebrate the occassion, we did our normal cleaning of the house. (I am free of house chores at least for a few days, can enjoy the holiday........ zzzzzzzzz)

My cousin is getting engaged tomorrow at the temple. The family of Amboo's will be present and it's been quite sometime since I saw all of them coz they live in K.L. They are from my father's side actually, he has a total of 8 siblings. Only my father had to be separated from the family, coz he was stationed to work in S'pore and J.B at the railways. So somehow, our family got settled down here. We will only visit them once a year or if there is any occassions in the family. I am so excited to see the whole bunch of them. The maapilai is my mama payan. Ponnu is from J.B. Wonder how the connection linked?? Somehow, I came to know that it is a love affair. Like the saying goes, 'Nokia connecting the people'. Loolzzzzz

I will post the pictures and update you guys. Meanwhile, enjoy the holidays. And for those whose countries do not celebrate this occassion and are not entitled for a public holiday, I just want to wish you a good day.
Take care