Archive for February, 2010

Things I learned today:

Pray for whatever you wish for and be honest about the reasons why you want it, however selfish the reason is.
Pray as if you have received it already.
Make right all your relationships with your family and everything will be easier.
Respond to situations, not just react.
Be in the moment, enjoy it. If you’re drinking coffee, just drink coffee and savor the taste.
You and everything around you are one.
Everything is one great big energy.
You are where you need to be.
Speak when you are angry & you’ll make the best speech you’ll ever regret.” ~ Dr. Laurence J. Pet
Be Humble or Be Humbled!

Always speak kindly.
Everyday, choose to love.


How To Save A Life

This is one of my favorite songs. I discovered this from watching Grey’s Anatomy. First time I heard it, I loved it already. If you watch Grey’s Anatomy, you know it’s so perfect for the series.

This is the official video:

SOS! Help Me Personalize My WordPress Blog!

I actually love blogging! If only people who visit my site will leave comments and suggestions, then I’d love it so much more!

Only thing is, I have yet to learn how to personalize the appearance of my blog site. You see, I’m not so good with reading instructions and manuals. For example, when buying furnitures or cabinets from Ikea, more often than not, I just look at the wood panels, slots and screws and I instantly know how to install them. Of course, if I find myself clueless and stuck, and I can see no other option, I deign to read the manuals, and voila, wonder of wonders, it’s all there!

Will someone please help me how to personalize this sweet blog of mine???

A Sweet Escape

A secret place, a sweet escape, a hiding place and nobody cries, there’s only butterflies…the sun’s on my side, take me for a ride, I smile up to the sky, I know I’ll be alright.

Those are some of the words that made me love Natasha Bedingfield’s song, “A Pocketfull of Sunshine”. The way she sings it makes me feel like I could fly off to some far away, secret place that nobody knows. A sweet escape.

Bangkok Pictures

I’m not a photo buff but when I went to Bangkok, in Chatuchak, I enjoyed taking pictures. Here are some of the photos I took with my humble Olympus digital camera.

It actually works!

Okay, I’ll admit it. There is really something about this positive thinking-winning attitude-you get what you think about-new age theories. It’s a very long Chinese Lunar New Year holiday and I was wary about this long weekend. So I decided to fool myself into believing that I’ll be enjoying the long holiday. And guess what, I am enjoying it!

As long as I have things to do, places to go and people to meet, I’m okay. Yesterday, I had a nice breakfast with Faye, went shopping for groceries, watched a movie, slept and went swimming.

Today, I cooked breakfast, indulged myself with chocolates, will watch a movie and will go to the beach in Sentosa later with my friends. We’re hoping to buy tickets to the opening of Universal Studios Singapore also. So far, a lazy weekend and I’m loving it!

Universal Studios Singapore

Universal Studios

Universal Studios Singapore is a new theme park located within Resorts World Sentosa on Sentosa Island, Singapore.

Universal Studios Singapore will be partially open during the weekend of the Chinese New Year Celebrations. It is considered auspicious for businesses to open during the Lunar New Year, so for several days this week, Universal Studios Singapore will open from 5pm to 9pm every night from 14 Feb to 21 Feb. However, the rides will not be operating, it will be more of a tour and a walk around the park instead.

The park will be 20 hectares (49 acres) in size, occupying the eastern part of the 49 hectares (120 acres) Resorts World Sentosa. There will be a total of 24 attractions, of which 18 will be original or specially adapted for the park. It consists of seven uniquely themed zones which will encircle a lagoon, each location will feature an iconic location based on blockbuster movies or television shows. Each zone will feature their unique attractions, character appearances, dining and shopping areas. These include the world’s tallest dueling roller coaster based on the hit television show Battlestar Galactica, a castle from the world of Shrek, live shows by the famous Universal Monsters as well as celebrity look-alikes. The park will also includes about 30 restaurants and food carts together with 20 unique retail stores and carts located around the park. It also includes several themed zones such as Hollywood, New York, Sci-Fi City, Ancient Egypt, The Lost World, Far Far Away and Madagascar.

Being an Architect, I was fortunate enough to be able to work with the construction drawings of the New York Area Zone. Though I have to admit, the working conditions then was so horrible! I have worked in construction sites before but I have never experienced anything quite like that. We worked in the basement, it was dark outside our office container vans, it was also always dusty and more often than not, some parts were always flooded. You have to walk ten minutes to go to and from the Ladies’ Room (wearing complete construction gear), and don’t get me started about the state of those rooms! I almost complained to Singapore’s MOM (Ministry of Manpower) about the sate of our working environment. Almost.

Anyway, my friends and I will be going later to the beach in Sentosa and I’m hoping to catch a glimpse of the theme parks along the way. I expect a huge throng later as tickets were already sold out according to the news last night. I do hope I can just relax, enjoy a bit of the sun, sand and breeze later. I plan to read a bit, take a nap, and just laze around. Later!