Wednesday, December 31, 2008

2008 Wrap-up

In a couple of hours we'll be kissing 2008 goodbye. This year has certainly flew by. For me this year has been pretty much good albeit the sucky moments. Bid my uni farewell and I am currently bumming. There were ups and downs but nothing severe. The sucky moments were too trivial to bring me down. Come this new year I would have to make decisions that would change my life one way or another.

* Continue studying

* Enter the world of politics (worklife)

* Get settled down?

Seriously, I don't know. Hope the best awaits me in 2009. Farewell 2008.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Walking Marathon

Given the craze of marathons going around, I took part in one myself. My walking gear for the marathon include: High heels, sneakers, and slippers. I started the marathon with high-heels. Then switched to wearing sneakers and finally, settling for slippers.

My legs have undergone a great deal of intensive work out from a walking marathon that started in the past few days. For four consecutive days I have been walking non stop. My legs have not undergone such extreme work out in a while. The walking marathon kick start on Friday and clocked a six hour long walking and shopping marathon. Then on Saturday, the walks extended beyond the mark set on Friday on another round of shopping spree. On Sunday, I managed to clock a couple more hours. Then on Monday, another four hours was added to the record. My legs are so overused and are aching now. It's going to take a while to get accustomed to this.

After all these walking, I only managed to get several items. Sigh. A long way more to go. (*Sings "These Boots are make for walking" ... These boots are make for walking. That's just what they'll do....)

Monday, December 08, 2008

Two Sides of a Burger

Once upon a time, someone who really loves fish created a different way of eating fish. The person de-boned the fish and deep-fried it. This person then put the deep fried fish into a bun. Whala .....the Fillet-o-fish was born. Over the years, this burger has transformed into various shapes and sizes. It was once bigger than my face and bigger than my hands could hold that it had to be halved. That was long ago. Actually not that long ago. The big bun used to be wrapped in a piece of blue paper but now has been framed in a box.

Now I have outgrown the burger. See my hand is bigger than the burger. Or has the burger shrunk? It is so cute. It deserves a place in the miniature museum along with other lilliputian items.

Monday, December 01, 2008


There is a new craze in town. Everybody is going dodo over donuts. Since this shop opened its doors, it has been filled with long queues. Throngs of people swarm the outlet, eager to have the experience of tasting donuts. The intensity of their eagerness might lead them to camp outside the shop if they have to. These people are diagnosed with the "new loo" syndrome. The symptom of the syndrome is whenever a new shop opens, it will be packed. But after a while, the craze fades and so does the business. For the moment, the craze appears to stay.

To get to the core of the craze is to get hands on. Hence I got hold of a box of donuts. The design of the box reminds me of the backdrop of my blog. See the similarity?

The donuts come in different colours and there are a variety of different flavours to choose from. The donuts that make the cut.

From left to right.
Top row: Chocolate, Kiwi and Durian.
Bottom row: Cherry, Chocolate-cappuccino and Cheese.

I don't remember the fancy donut names so I am just naming the flavours.The Cherry flavoured donut is lovely. The sourish cherries neutralised the sweetness of the donut although the donut itself was not really sweet. The Cheese donut was lovely too. It has a nice blend of sweet and salty. The appearance of the Durian donut caught my attention. It stood out amidst the other rainbow coloured ones. Its appearance reminded me of a blow fish. However, it tastes so-so only. The Chocolate-cappuccino donut was also so-so only. The Chocolate donut was ok. Overall, Big Apple did a better job than the other existing flavoured donut shops because Big Apple donuts are less sweet.