Archive for the 'Materialism' Category

Thursday, October 5th, 2006

Naughty and Nice

I don’t know if Santa Claus is going to pay me a visit this Christmas ‘cuz I’ve been a bit naughty. I could redeem myself by driving to school to hit my 4:40 p.m. class but since that would require lots of polluting and even more willpower, I’m staying put on my new Aeromat balance […]

Wednesday, January 25th, 2006

Meet My New Babies

Happy Birthday to me from Andrew, the bestest big brother a girl could have.

Tuesday, January 24th, 2006


So I’ve been bragging about being more patient as time goes on. I’ve still got bragging rights, but boy oh boy, it hasn’t been easy. In the past few days I have witnessed and been victim to so many acts of stupidity that I am truly amazed that I even have the patience to […]

Thursday, December 8th, 2005


Hong Kong purchases so far:
4 bags
4 necklaces
1 ring
1 picture frame
1 acrylic divided box
1 Stella perfume Christmas set (Yeah, baby. New scent! Ms. McCartney, I’ve got issues with you, but your perfume is divine.)
2 sweaters
1 down vest
1 iPod mini case
…and more from independent jewellers, street stalls, Giordano, LeSportsac, MUJI, Lane Crawford and Shanghai Tang.
Ogling more […]

Friday, November 18th, 2005

The Wrong Kind of Cosmo Girl

I got a really awful hair cut yesterday because the stylist just wouldn’t listen to me. He had a creative vision that I was supposed to trust. I kept protesting, “Um…the layers are getting too short. Can we keep them long?”
At that point, I should have just left; but I stayed. I’m weak like […]

Tuesday, November 15th, 2005

Learning to Let Go

I lost my beloved purple Nalgene yesterday. She was the newest of my collection; but she was my definite favourite. And the only one here with me! The only one I trusted to make the journey across the world. She even carried Canadian water that I sipped during the long plane ride.
Oh my poor […]

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2005

Ding! Ding! Ding! You Win a Prize!

Singaporean English is commonly known as Singlish because it is practically a distinct dialect. I won’t get into the sociolinguistics of it all even though I rocked the course of that name in the McGill linguistics department back in my undergrad years because I’m not prepared to make an arse out of myself. I can’t […]