Saturday, February 27, 2010


One of the things you get when you read through your past, is the discovery of long forgotten songs, long forgotten dreams and wishes. Way back then, I've always found inspiration from songs, and would write down those meaningful lyrics to help me get through the day. Here's an excerpt of a song by Don McLean call Crossroad which I love(dated 1997). And here below, the whole song from youtube. In fact, I've added a few more clips on Don McLean to share. His songs are so simple and meaningful.

Don McLean
Vincent Van Gogh

Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Origin of Cordy

Back when I was a teenager, I was totally into fantasy story books. And playing role playing game was a way to rewrite your own stories. Back then, DragonLance was everything! I was also very much into occult, everything from witches, voodoos, vampires and werewolves.

Here is an excerpt from one of my RPG story line featuring a character whose Cordy's name is short for (dated 1994). It's written by a friend of mine, so needless to say, it's written in such way that the character is in a losing position. Unfortunately, I didn't keep any of my own written story line since I passed them all to him. Bummer. It would have been fun to piece all the stories together and read it as one.

Role Playing Game (RPG)


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

My 1st & 2nd White Hair

At a tender age of 16, my brother discovered my first white hair and, pluck it out! And I still have it, placed neatly in the pages of one of my diary! (dated 1993). The second white hair, was also discovered by my brother and, plucked out! (dated 1996) And you wonder why sisters all over the world hate their older brother.

To date, I've lost count of how many white hairs I've encountered on my head, but thankfully, they are not many. Let's keep it that way eh!

Grey and White Hair

Monday, February 22, 2010

The Origin of Emoticons

A long long time ago, before there were computers, before there were chatrooms and MSN, people talked to themselves instead of others, in a primitive form call a diary. And as we all know, a picture expresses one's thoughts and feeling easier then words sometimes can. So even in that age, there are things call emoticons! The photo here shows some of the emoticons found in one of my ancient diaries (dated 1990). Thankfully, my drawing improves as years goes by. Hey hey! Maybe I can bring back my paintings in my next trip to Penang!


Saturday, February 20, 2010


I don't normally put up photos of people I know in this blog, but today I'm making an exception since I got permission to publish these photos from Jaydon's mum. As you all know, I suck at taking photos of people since you never know whether people minded if you take their photos. But with children, it's a lot easier, and today, Jaydon happens to be in the right place to catch all the right lighting to make all these photos beautiful. Hope you like them as much as I do! Enjoy!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Dear Diary

Having purchased extra luggage check in of 20kg, and having not enough goods to add up to that weight due to most of the shops being closed for the Chinese New Year, I decided to bring back all my teenage diaries instead. Yes, you heard me, a whole 8 volumes of it, from 1990 to 1997. And it doesn't actually ends there too, there are printed version from a dot matrix printer too! Printed out from floopy disk entries long long time ago! And I'm glad I did that cause even though I still have the floopy, I no longer have a floopy drive to read it!

Flipping through those pages was rather interesting to me. I will share some of the contents here soon in digital format, thanks to digital photography! Interestingly, I've been keeping a journal since I was 13, and I still do now in terms of my blog! But diaries are much more personal, fun, bitchier, and juicier! And I'm glad I captured the essence of my teenage years in a book form. Stay tune as I share bits of it here on this blog :)

Floopy Disk
Dot Matrix Printer

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

David Tao Guitar Chords

Came back from Penang with this wonderful book of David Tao's Guitar Chords! Woohoo! Time to bring out the guitar again! But since I've sold off my guitar last year, guess I'll have to use my hubby's more expensive guitar :P

The book has many of my favorite songs in it, including 無緣 (Fated) which I like to sing in Karaoke. Interestingly, besides the challenge of learning the guitar chords, I need a Chinese Dictionary to learn the songs as well! I tried singing the songs in Penang when I first got the book, but slowly realise how bad my mandarin is :( I couldn't sing a single song completely without asking for help on how to read certain characters in the song! Teruk! So this book should keep me pretty busy! It will be providing me a few ways to fight off dementia as I age too! By learning a language (Mandarin), and a musical instrument (Guitar), plus you get to practise using your left hand a lot!

Anyway, found this book at Popular Bookstore, so I'm assuming you can find it in Singapore too? But I got it for only RM22.80 (S$9.40)! And it comes with a CD too! And the first song I want to learn is this one - 寂寞的季節 (Season of Loneliness). Every time I hear this song, it brings me back to winter in Hong Kong 2003 when I was there alone :)

Popular Bookstore SG
Popular Bookstore MY

Monday, February 15, 2010

Crab Village Penang 2010

Another trip back to Penang, another faithful trip to Crab Village Tanjung Bungah. And this time, my hubby managed to take some photos of the food! And we also got their name card so I'm gonna promote this place to you guys out there simply because this place serves the nicest BBQ crab, and frankly, it's the only place I really enjoy eating crab!

So as the photo shows, this time round, we order 1kg of BBQ crab with roe (RM52), and cockles. The cockles really goes well with the chilli sauce that comes with it. This is also the only place I really enjoy eating cockles. Perhaps its the ambiance of eating near a fishing village in the evening as the sunset, with the sea breeze blowing in your hair, and the sound of Azan in the background...

Anyway, back to the food. After the crab and cockles, another must try is the fried oyster which is super creamy and yummy! We had those too, and end the meal with another 1kg of BBQ crab without roe (RM48+? ). Anyway, for 3 person (add another two plates of fried bee hoon and 4 ice lemonade and tea), the bill came up to RM141+, which is around S$58! That's super cheap for top class BBQ crab! I think I could just sit there whole night just going through plates after plates of those yummy crab!

In case you would like to try, Crab Village is found in Tanjung Bungah 547, Mukim 18, and it's near the floating mosque. They are close on Wednesday, and you can call 012-4135222 or 016-4859575 for reservation or direction to get there in case you're lost :) They specialises in BBQ Crab! The only thing is, you don't have the option to ask how the seafood can be cook for you, it only comes BBQed. Take it or leave it! And I'll take it any day over Chilli Crab, Salted Egg Crab, or even Hokkaido Crabs! The crab at this village is heavenly!

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MyCrabVillage 2009

Azan (Malay)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Happy Year of the Tiger! 新年快樂

Dear All,

Wishing you and your family a Happy Chinese New Year of the Tiger(新年快樂)! Cordy will be spending Chinese New Year this year with her family in Penang, Malaysia. So if you're there, do look her up!