Crazy Rich…

The weather is getting a bit erm… ‘Cozy’ on my side of the planet lol. Looks like autumn is all dressed up and ready to go! I have mentioned several times how much I love Autumn… The brown leaves… The scarves blah de blah *rolls eyes* (don’t want to bore you). But I can’t get away from the feeling of “falling in love” just before Christmas *straight face*. Yes, yes… Blame all the 90’s romantic movies I indulge in… I’m just a hopeful romantic *throws glitter to the subtle sound of Michael Buble saying something about not meeting me yet?* 

So while we are on this topic of ‘love’, here’s a flashback for you Crazy Rich Asians – The MOVIE!  Hahaha… I missed the merry celebrations when the rest of the world watched it in cinemas lol… I just never got round to it… or maybe I didn’t think I’d enjoy it this much! Little did I know I was in for a shocker!

So you can imagine my joy when it was listed as a “new” release on one of my flights…(quite apt, cos it sure was new to me!) So while the plane taxied (is there a word like that? Lol) the movie began to play… Honestly, I didn’t know what to expect… but as the film went on, I went off crying like a newborn I tell you hahaha…

It hit me so hard, the tissues couldn’t keep up! Luckily for me, it was a night flight *wipes sweat from brows* so pretty much lights out with most people knocked out after the meal… On my row, we had me on the window seat and ‘no smiling’ grandma on the aisle seat -an empty seat in between us- (she kept frowning at E V E R Y O N E on the flight… wonder why *side eye*)

This movie is a rom-com on a different level, funny but not cheeky… if that makes any sense haha… Looking back now, for sure I’d go see it again at the cinema if it was still on lol. (Side note- I’m a ‘superhero’ kind of girl first. You know, Captain America, Avengers blah blah. You get the picture? Then ‘pretty woman’ movies next)

Back to the movie lol… everyone needs a best friend like Peik Lin  (university– a place true friends are made and where life meets reality lol)… and oh… Nick… Isn’t he the ‘perfect boyfriend’… Dreamy… charming… sweet…? I could go on and on about this movie, but I’m pretty sure there are a few like me who are late to the fantastic party that’s ‘CRAZY RICH ASIANS’ lol… so go order it, it’s worth the hype…

Good thing I stuffed my laptop above lol… Probably would have flooded my keyboard with tears. So maybe yeah it was a good idea leaving it up there lol… I just kept thinking after the movie ended… “How awesome ‘movie’ romance can be..”

Well, cheers to the real-life Nicks’ out there… Singapore see you soon…*throws confetti*

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Looking out the window, I smiled as the clouds enveloped us…zzzz

Meeting O’Clock

Yes, yes… Thanks to Zoom and the rest lol, we can all have “meetings” at the click of a button *side eye*

But how can we ever forget how things were back in the day… Meetings that felt like you were being summoned lol. Especially the early Monday morning ones… *rolls eyes*. Those are the worst in my opinion because you spend the whole weekend (or most of it depending on your personality haha) reading the email/text/message/memo/subliminal tones over and over again… You know, picturing all kinds of possible (worst case) scenarios. And guess what? None of them happen haha…

So ‘Monday’ morning finally arrives… you’re one of the first ones in… partially because you couldn’t keep any breakfast down… Scratch that, lol… Food was the last thing on your mind when you got on the morning commute lol. Secondly, you want to get all the info from whoever has it before the “boss” walks in. Next, you look around to pick the “best” seat in the meeting room… Away from the camera, but close enough to see Michael’s screen… Susan arrives, then Peter…

Meeting over and the only thing on your mind is “I missed the last game of the season worrying about nothing!”  It was just an introduction to the new app for ordering lunch at the canteen! Or something as ridiculous *shakes head*  Arghhh…

Thursday lunchtime, I get an email. Hmnn… Well, this time I definitely won’t lose any sleep worrying about what could or couldn’t be… I’ll see you all Monday morning after thoroughly enjoying myself and having the time of my life…

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Que Sera Sera 

Shopping list…

Yep, that “oh so important” piece of paper we sometimes fool ourselves we don’t need when we go shopping hahaha… You know, that moment you think to yourself you have it all in your head… Then as soon as you step into the supermarket or store you find yourself in the can opener section making funny noises, excited about the many different colours you can get for $5… Or the very worst… You just ‘wing’ it and load up your shopping trolley till you hear ‘card declined’ or too heavy to carry *side-eye*

I pretty much shop the same every month… How boring I know. Maybe 95% same items or as Tesco reminds me -“favourites”…. Why are they all in my business though lol? The remaining 5% are for items I want to try after watching let’s say, Jamie Oliver throwing all sorts into the fire and miraculously a mouth-watering dish appears in 2mins *rolls eyes*. He always makes it look so easy… But to be fair to him, his meals are something you could cook with zero kitchen experience haha. They always look so gorgeous and real… Like a meal you can actually eat at your mate’s house or something your Nan makes every Sunday when you go visit her… Not like some others who just like fancy dancy looking meals…. *lips sealed* I don’t want no ‘angry chef’ putting me on blast on Instagram or anywhere else for that matter lol… How I find myself drifting amazes me honestly…

So while looking at what’s left of my shopping list – see below-

Looks like a rescue kit lol

I wondered how fantastic it’ll be to have a ‘boyfriend/girlfriend’ shopping list hehe… I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s ever thought of this… Yes, just pop into the ‘relationship/ready to be tied down’ corner shop with your list and pick your item off the shelf hahaha…

Come on, let’s give it a go… I’ll start… Number 1- must love dogs…

Jingle Bells…?

Yes, yes, yes… It’s almost that time of the year when some of us lose almost all sense of logic haha. We suddenly begin to believe in wishes, Santa Claus and finding love just before Christmas like in the movies *shakes head*.

Isn’t it weird how the characters share a kiss and suddenly it starts snowing and everyone starts tearing up… And for some strange reason, the scene can’t be complete without a Starbucks pumpkin latte matte or whatever festive flavour they decide to gorge out haha… Well, I for one love autumn/winter… Something romantic about it… We’ll talk about that another time hehe…

So, the office Christmas party season is around the corner. Yes, some of you might think it’s a bit too early to start planning (or too late according to Selfridges- don’t they have Christmas decorations etc out sometime in April?? Lol). Thanks to my local Marks & Spencers, I mean their fantastic in house ‘Dj’, I couldn’t help but wish for a special someone to serenade me off my feet. I’m that lady swinging her hips, shaking her head and singing along to the music haha. I wonder what the guys watching the CCTV think each time they see me belting out the tunes, twirling on the shop floor…lol.

This particular day I went shopping as usual at M&S… It seemed like they had Michael Buble live in concert on replay. Boy was I excited and singing my heart out lol. There’s just something about him, the way he sings that reminds me of Christmas. All of a sudden I got this ‘great’ idea of having him come along to mesmerise us with a few tunes at the office party. And guess what? I mentioned it to my manager *covers face*. Don’t blame me, blame the Christmas feelings coming over me. Of course, she laughed it off… But in my heart, I believe my wish will come true…

there he goes… About to break a million hearts (pic-Evening Standard)

Just in case you happen to bump into Michael at the shops, the first-class lounge or the gas station… Please can you ask him to help a young lady out and make her dream come true like in the movies….?

Excess luggage…

My favourite part of travel haha.

Now things are beginning to settle and the world is opening up, one would think I’ll be in a hurry to book a vacation somewhere hot… You know, browse through different sites looking for the best bargain… dreaming of switching on the ‘out of office’ automatic reply hahaha. I get so excited composing the message… The thrill of everyone receiving it while I’m miles away basking in the heat… Good times… Ok, let’s get back to the story… *rolls eyes*

During my early travels, I got so worked up about not taking ‘too much stuff’… It can be so awkward when you have to open up your luggage at the airport and it looks like a cross between a recycling depot and a farmhouse hehe. I have all kinds of scales and weighing devices at home just to beat the maximum ‘kg’ put in place by the various airlines *side eye*. Some of these airlines are vicious I tell you… You’d think you had the whole of Alaska in your bag with the way they go on and on… With their measuring size bucket or whatever it’s called lol… ‘Easy j’s I see you hahaha. 

To avoid any kind of embarrassment lol, I read all sorts of articles online and watch videos on how to pack more and weigh less lol. Some ideas I tried worked, others errr…not quite. From laying your clothes flat to rolling them up like sausages, I tried it all. To be fair, some airlines have a very generous allowance for international travel and I mean GENEROUS lol. Even with that, sometimes found myself trying to “smuggle” more stuff and giving them that “oh really? Overweight? That’s strange. Are you sure?” Look -haha. Didn’t get me far though, still had to repack and throw stuff out.

I remember once when I had to throw clothes away *faints*. It still hurts… They weren’t having it… Nope, nada zilch! The worst part was I thought of leaving those items at home when I packed earlier but felt I could get away with it. Never tried it again… Now once I get a “feeling” to leave something or someone behind, I flip it with so much speed lol. 

Truth be told– I packed way more than I needed on most of the trips. I could have managed with hand luggage, but somehow I imagine all kinds of scenarios and stuff finds its way in!

All that’s a distant memory… These days, I just jump on the train and keep it local till I can show up at the airport with no long ‘to do list’ and checking how many people I have come in contact with while charging me an arm, leg and torso for tests… Unless I get a call from the producers of Death in Paradise, then it’s Asta la vista Baby! Lol

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Now, where did I put my ‘bum bag’ and sunglasses