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I got this tag from Jean

When I was searching for a name for my unborn child, I am determined not to give him a common name in which when I call out the name, there’ll be another chap nearby with exactly the same name.  I ploughed the internet and baby names books diligently and actually narrowed down to 2 names.  Royce and Declan.  We chose Declan in the end as the dad don’t like the name Royce as it reminded him of Rolls Royce… In fact, the dad didn’t really like Declan as he’s poor with his phonics and can’t pronounce it properly initially.  I didn’t give him and it’s really up to him to put in the effort to learn to pronouce his son’s name properly.  He’s conquered the difficulty now.

Meaning of Declan : Declan is the name of an Irish Saint and it means full of goodness.

Lim (林) : Surname, Family name

Ye Kai (业凯) : 业 refers to profession, career.  凯 means victorious.  Put them together, means he’ll gain victory in his profession/career.  His Chinese name was given by the famous local geomacy master 游龙子.  It was based on this birth day and date and Master 游龙子 actually gave us many selections that will be good for him and we picked Ye Kai ultimately.

Let’s hear from Mamabliss, Irene, Wokking Mum and Wonder Twin Power girls.  That’s it, I think most of the other mummies had been tagged already.

Instructions :
**Start Copy**
Proposition: What is the meaning of your kid’s name?
Requirements: write about what or how or why you giving the name to your kids.
Quantity: FIVE PEOPLE.
Tag Mode:
1st – You leave their blog and post link and add to the list below.
2nd – Let the blogger you want to tag know they been tagged by comment in their blog or etc.
Msaufong – Meaning Of SQ & Kiki’s name
Jesslyn – Wien & Lyon’s name origin
Hui Sia – Joshua’s name origin
Jean – Meaning of Grace’s Name
Ivy – Meaning of Declan’s name


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Food Tag

 I owed Jean and Jan this tag.  I’m feeling much better today so I shall be good and complete the tag.

My All Time Favorite is SASHIMI

 Fresh, Sweet Sashimi…………. yum yum!!!!  Sashimi is a Japanese delicacy primarily consisting of very fresh raw seafoods, thinly sliced into pieces about 2.5 cm (1 inch) wide by 4 cm (1½ inches) long by 0.5 cm (¼ inch) thick, and served with only a dipping sauce (like soy sauce with wasabi paste and thinly sliced ginger root, or ponzu), and a simple garnish like shiso and shredded daikon radish.  Salmon’s is the best!  Followed by yellow tail! BUT!!!! I’ve to stay away from this delicacy for the next 7 months until i deliver….  it’s such a torture……………………

The tag indicates to state my favorite food in my state or country.  Though Sashimi is available in Singapore it’s not considered a local food, it’s japanese (obviously).  I shall then be greedy and state another 2 local dishes that I love right now can?  I’ve got food all over my mind.  Symtops of craving?  *shrugs*

My All time Local Favorite – Fishball noodles!!

Fishballs are traditionally made from raw fish which is vigorously mashed, stretched and kneaded in a wooden bucket. The mix is then flavoured and shaped into bite-size balls. When cooked, they are soft and slightly rubbery.  Served either dry, with soup on the side, or with the soup already in, fishball noodles come with toppings such as sliced black mushrooms, minced pork, seaweed and spring onion or just fishballs with slices of fishcake.  You can choose from a variety of noodles like Bee Hoon (rice vermicelli), Mee ( yellow wheat noodles), Kway Teow (flat rice noodles) or Mee Pok ( yellow wheat noodles that look like fettucini).

My family used to sell fishball noodles so technically I grew up chewing fishballs and I never get sick of this dish.  I love it with lots of vinegar!

One more one more!!!  Ever since I got pregnant, I kept craving for spicy food, thus the next natural choice is Nonya Laksa!!

Thick white vermicelli with fishcake, prawn and cockles in spicy coconut based soup. A classic Peranakan/Nonya dish that comprises of Chinese noodles with Malay and Indian spices.  Normally I will slurp up the cockles and I don’t mind others throwing their cockles into my bowl….. now… sigh…. I have to eat my laksa with cockles…..  if someone can reassure me that it’s safe for me to eat the cockles i’ll run out to get a bowl with double servings of cockles NOW!

I won’t tag anyone else.  Cos most of the folks I know have been tagged with this.  I know there are plenty of food lovers out there, feel free to do this tag too!



**Start Copy**
Proposition: What is your favorite food in your state or country?
Requirements: Find some info about the food and show delicious pictures of it?
Quantity: FIVE PEOPLE.
Tag Mode: You leave their blog and post link and add to the list below.
Mybabybay loves Asam Laksa from Penang, Malaysia
JustMyThoughts loves Penang Char Koay Teow
My Lil Venture loves Laksa Sarawak
My lovely Rays loves Singapore Satay
The Upperroom loves Casuarina Curry & Prata
Jean’s Diary loves Tempura
Baby Talk loves Sashimi, Fishball Noodles and Laksa

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 I owe Eileen and YLthis one.

These are the rules: Each player of this game starts out by giving 6 weird things about themselves. People who get tagged need to write in a blog of their own 6 weird things as well as state the rules clearly. In the end, you need to choose 6 people to be tagged and list their names. After you do that, leave them each a comment letting them know you tagged them and to read your blog!

6 Weird Things About Myself

1) I don’t like to talk when I’m on public transport and this only apply to my family members.  I’m ok to yakking away with my colleagues and friends but not to my family members.  Don’t ask me why, I’ve yet to figure that out myself.

2) I love to lock myself up in my own room if given a chance.  I enjoy the quiet peace.  On the outside, I may seems like an extrovert, the moment I step into my own room, I will behave like an autistic child living in a world of my own.

3) When I sleep, I’ll use my pillow to cover my face, in the absence of my pillow, I’ll use my arm to cover my eyes.  Those who are not use to this will get frighten that I’ll suffocate myself.

4) I put on a T-shirt for my pillow.  I treat my pillow like my best pal.  It wears what I wear, I share my T-shirt with it.  It was part of my dowry when I got married :p

5) I collect paper bags, all sorts.  My hubby and my mil cannot understand my fetish for paper bags and they kept trying ways and means to clear my paper bags away arghhhhhh!!!!!!  why can’t they just leave my paper bags aaallooonneee!!!

6) I operates better in the night.  The later it is, the livlier I get.  When I’m not working, it’s no t unusal to find me staying up till 4-5am surfing the web, reading or sewing my cross stitch.  No matter how early I sleep, I will still have a hard time waking up in the morning.  I’ll rather you take away 24 hours of my sleep then to ask me to wake up at 6am in the morning.

For this tag, I’ll like to know what weird things the following ladies do :

1) Immomsdaughter
2) Irene
3) My Wonder Twin Power Girl
4) KY. Nowadays she rarely blogs, let’s hope she’ll see this!
5) Qianyi’s World
6) Agnes

quick quick quick tell me what weird things u do!!!

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Tag : I love being 18 (again)

Got Tag by Wokking Mum.  hmmmm 18 …. seems so far away now.  The year I turned 18 was in 1994, so go do your maths on my age.

 How the tag works :

  • Go to Pop Culture site.
  • Pick the year you turn 18 years old.
  • Get yourself nostalgic over the songs that year.
  • Write something about how those songs affected you.
  • Pass it on to 5 more friends.
1. All I Wanna DoSheryl Crow
2. I’ll Make Love To You – Boys II Men
3. Turn The Beat Around – Gloria Estefan
4. I Like To Move It – Reel 2 Real
5. I Swear John Michael Montgomery (or All-4-One)
6. The Sign – Ace of Base
7. Mr Vain – Culture Beat
8. Power Of Love – Celene Dion
9. Mr Jones – Counting Crows
10. Moving On Up – M People
11. Don’t Turn Around – Ace of Base
12. Love Is All Around – Wet Wet Wet

I picked out some of my favorites of that era and put in into a list as above.  1994 I was still in polytechnic.  Poly years were busy years for me.  I studied and I actually had to work part time to earn my pocket money and to pay for part of my fees.

As you can see from the list, I was a person who love dance and fast numbers.  I still do.  In my opinion, life is full troubles, problems and sad memories, thus, why indulge yourselves in sad and slow numbers to add on to the misery?  Thus I love dance, techno and pop numbers.  I’m actuallly quite ok with R&B too.

Those were the years I love Ace of Base who went :” I saw the sign and it open up my eyes, I saw the sign…” see?? I can still remember the lyrics!  Other groups/singers whom I like but can’t be found on the list include Linear who sang “Sending all my love” and Daddy DJ.  I think Daddy DJ was of a slightly later era.

18 also marked the 1st time I stepped into disco!  Remember Fire? whahahah sooo damn ah lian right????  Fire was the 1st disco I went and the first time I tasted liquor.  Yucks! 

Though life was not a bed of roses for me when I was 18 but I do have plenty of fond memories.  I remember spending hours and hours at the sports hall whacking at the ping pong balls, working overnight shifts, hanging out with my polymates, karaoking. etc etc.  oops I think i digressed :p  This always happen when I have to play back my earlier years.  Loads of story to tell. Shall stop here.

5 person to tag are :

1)Fannie Ha!! Cannot run one.
4)Mama of the 2 lovely Rays

Not that I am mean lah, but I am really keen to know what you gals were up to when you were 18!

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Meme Tag

I was reading  YL’s post titled meme and realized that it was a tag.  The questions was quite entertaining so I continued to read on.  However as i read on, I have this edgy feeling that prompted me to scroll right to the end of the post and HA! Bingo!! I was tagged by her…….  70 questions!!!!!!!  can you imagine 70??!!  I am working late every day this week, as late as 10.00p.m and here I am tagged with a 70 Qs tag!!! I am very co-operative one, and sporting, so I shall just do it, take it as a break from my work.  Yeah.. this tag was completed in my office.. at this hour…. am I nuts or what…. By the way YL, Q61 n 62 is missing from you post, so i just follow suit 

 1) Are your parents married or divorced?

Divorced. Mum remarried, so I got a Step Father and a step brother.  My Father remained single

2) Are you a vegetarian?

Though I love Vegetables, but I am not.

 3) Do you believe in Heaven?

No, not dead yet.  Even if I am, I’ll probably go to hell..

4) Have you ever come close to dying?

yeah… I jaywalked and a car screeched to it’s halt just milli inches away from me, shocking for me and the driver.. 

5) What jewellery do you wear 24/7?

earrings, I got an assortment, but currently wearing the blink blink pair given to me by kiat.

6) Favourite time of day?

Night. where do you think I acquire my MSN nick “Owl” from?

7) Do you eat the stems of broccoli?

Yes.  I eat stems of all vegetables.

8) Do you wear makeup?

Yes if you consider eyebrow pencil as wearing makeup.

9) Ever have plastic surgery?

nope. no money. even got money no guts.

10) Do you colour your hair?

used to, but not now.

11) What do you wear to bed?

normal days – t-shirts and shorts, cold days – track pants, t-shirts + sports jacket.

12) Have you ever done anything illegal?

do u consider buying 4D from “private” punter as illegal?  if yes then I did. 

13) Can you roll your tongue?


14) Do you tweeze your eyebrows?

No, I shave them.

15) What kind of sneakers?

then – NB from army, now from Nike as the NB pair is worn out.

16) Do you believe in Abortions?

if the baby is unhealthy, yes.

17) What is your Hair color?

black and may I add that it is also messy?

18) Future child’s name?

Was thinking of Dazreel if it’s a girl or Dion. I love single syllabbus names, I think they are so cool.

19) Do you snore?

yeah.. when I am dead tired but rarely.

20) If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be?

Eygpt.  Don’t ask me why, this name just pop up.

21) Do you sleep with stuffed animals?

My son’s barney and Tigger

22) If you won the lottery, what would you do first?

Pay off reno loan. 

23) Gold or silver?


24) Hamburger or hot dog?

 hot dog.

25) If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Noodles.  I am a noodle person.

26) City, beach or country?


27) What was the last thing you touched?

Other than my laptop while I’m typing away, I touched my messy hair.

28) Where did you eat last?

Cafe at the frontier CC building

29) When’s the last time you cried?

 in November 2006, when my friend wanted to abort her child.

30) Do you read blogs? Of course?!!

if not I would not be tagged!

31) Would you ever go out dressed like the opposite sex?

 if wearing pants qualify for that, I wear pants to work almost every day.

32) Ever been involved with the police?


33) What’s your favourite shampoo conditioner and soap?

Head & Shoulders to get rid of dandruff and Shokubutsu.

34) Do you talk in your sleep?

If I am sleeping, how would I know??  So far no complains from hubby.

35) Ocean or pool?

neither.  I can’t swim.

38) Window seat or aisle? window,

I love to sit in a corner.

39) Ever met anyone famous?

Plenty of local politicians due to my work and plenty of local celebraties as I used to stay in an estate that they love to do filming.  A few taiwanese and hong kong stars when the old NKF was doing fund raising event at one of the shopping centres which I used to manage and they brought in this whole throng of singers.

40) Do you feel that you’ve had a truly successful life?

no leh….. still very far away from beong successful….

41) Do you twirl your spaghetti or cut it?


42) Ricki Lake or Oprah Winfrey?

neither… i don’t know who is ricki and i don’t really watch much of Oprah.

43) Basketball or Football?


44) How long do your showers last?

15 mins

45) Automatic or do you drive a stick?

no license yet but prefer auto

46) Cake or ice cream?


47) Are you self-conscious?

not really

48) Have you ever drank so much you threw up?

yes 😡

49) Have you ever given money to a beggar?


50) Have you been in love?

where do you think my son came from?

51) Where do you wish you were?

Homeeeeeeeeeeee on my bedddddddddddddd

52) Are you wearing socks?

yes if you consider stockings as socks

53) Have you ever ridden in an ambulance?

of course! hello! I am working in a hosp now…

54) Can you tango?

No lah

55) Last gift you received?

 my mobile phone

56) Last sport you played?

Captain’s ball

57) Things you spend a lot of money on?

clothes and food and taxi fare 

58) Where do you live?

Clementi on weekdays and Jurong on weekends.

59) Where were you born?

Singapore KK Hosp.

60) Last wedding attended?

 01 Jan 2007, my colleagues

63) Most hated food(s)?

can’t think of any now. I live to eat one leh.

64) What’s your least fav.?

Hypocrites! Cockroaches!

65) Can you sing?

Can can!

66) Last person you instant messaged?

my boss

67) Last place you went on holiday?

Hong Kong

68) Favourite regular drink?

3-in-1 kopi

69)Tag 3 Friends: Please forgive me……  Jean(Grace’s mummy), WTPG,Phobe.  If you got no time to do hor never mind ok? u can ignore my tag.  The rest ahhh I have a feeling they are really occupied now, fannie got to study, Agnes got 2 Zs to take care of, Eileen is preggy etc.

70) Current Song?

now no song, only got the tapping sound of my keyboard with 3 contractors chatting away in front of me while they work…… sianzzzzzzzzzzzz

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