Everyday I’m Travelling

This is a scheduled post. I should still be in Japan.

I travel quite a lot. I am on the plane to and from Australia roughly 4 times a year so that’s 8 trips on the plane already. When I’m back for the holidays, the family like to go somewhere else to travel too. I haven’t yet really travelled that much this year, only the US trip in September-October for two weeks.

After the Vietnam trip, I left for Japan. (Which is now) A Singapore trip might be included to watch ‘Wicked’ the musical just before Chinese New Year and I fly to India. After that, back to Australia I go.

Aha, a rambling post, have no idea what I’m actually trying to say.

Signing off

Random 10 Favourite Bands/Singers

This is a scheduled post. I should still be in Japan.

I love music. Many different kinds too, from house to jazz, just any kind that tickles my pickles. I sometimes feel that music from the 20th century(the second half) is so much better than the 21st century, but most of my favourite artists are from this century, just cause I have a better understanding of what and how they do their thing. That’s just what I think, so let’s start the list.

Random 10 Favourite Bands/Singers:
(in no particular order)

1. Coldplay
(I really really like Coldplay. I love Chris Martin’s voice, and most of their songs. My favourite is ‘The Scientist’.)/em>

2. Bread
(I’m not really sure, but I think this band is from the 70’s. They are a soft rock band and my favourite song from them is ‘If’. Such a classic.)

3. Billy Joel
(So that day I was listening to a Billy Joel greatest hits album, and my mum was really shocked. I love Billy Joel, his songs, especially ‘The Longest Time’, and ‘Uptown Girl’ are my favourite!)

4. Michael Bublè
(A family favourite. My whole family loves him! His version of all the oldies I love is amazing! His own originals that includes ‘Home’, ‘Lost’ and ‘Everything’ are my favourites.)

5. Westlife
(I was really young when Westlife started, but that time, hanging out with teenager cousin who was boyband obsessed means memorizing all their songs so I can belt them out with the cousins. Favourite includes ‘Season in the Sun’ and ‘Flying Without Wings’)

6. Blue
(Hahahaha, another boyband. My favourite is ‘Best in Me’. Nuff’ said.

7. Leehom Wang (王力宏)
(Probably the only mandarin singer I’m obsessed with. My one and only mandarin concert was his. My favourite is ‘爱错’)

8. Boyz II Men
(J’adore! Too many favourites needed to be included! But mainly ‘End of the Road’ and ‘A Song for Mama’ and ‘On Bended Knees’!)

9. Phil Collins
(Amazing British! Favourites are obviously ‘You’ll Be In My Heart’ and ‘Against All Odds’.)

10. James Morrison
(I love love love love his voice!!! His song ‘You Give Me Something’ is played like 400 times on my iPod!)

Btw, Merry Christmas to everyone who celebrates Christmas! Happy holidays to those who don’t!!! My family isn’t Christian but we love the Christmas celebrations and spirit.

‘Have yourself a merry little Christmas!’

Signing off.

Best in Me

By Blue

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Date:19th Dec 2011
When other people have 1 teddy bear sleeping with them at night, I have like 50!

I wasn’t really doing anything that day, and I forgotten to take any photos until 11.30 that night, and I was already in bed.

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Date:20th Dec 2011
Lunch with Fiona at the nearby clubhouse.

Went swimming with Fiona and then had lunch together yesterday.

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Date:21st Dec 2011
Something smells fishy here… LOL

Driving in the morning again. Someone sent mum seafood so my maid was unpacking it.

Signing off.

Sexy and I Know It

By LMFAO

Excuse the crude and self-obsessed title, but the song was playing over and over again on our tv whilst in Vietnam as MTV and Channel V is the only two channels we understand.

I’m back from Vietnam! So lazy so do a full travel post, so I’ll do a Project 365 cum travel post. All photos in this post are from the iPhone. Other photos will be post another time.

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Date:15th Dec 2011
Check out this tree! A coconut tree is wrapped inside this old tree. Like fully wrapped!

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Today was a blur. We toured around Hanoi for a bit in the morning and departed in the afternoon on a 5 and 1/2 bus trip to Halong Bay.

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Date: 16th Dec 2011
Stalactites in the biggest cave around Halong Bay.

Day was spent on a cruise ride just cruising around the Halong Bay visiting caves and islands. Went to a fisherman market(?) in the middle of the sea and my uncle bought a huge 1m long fish that costs him US$100. Brought it to cook and ate it.

At night after dinner, me and my cousins decidedly to go for a swim! The hotel we stayed in had a pool, but it was outdoors and not heated. We still all went in anyways and it was bloody freezing!!!!!!

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Ridiculously unreal view at Hoa Lu.

A total of more than 7 hours of daylight was spent on the bus going back to Hanoi. On the way, we went to a temple high up on the mountain, and also for a sampan ride on the Hoa Lu river. Back at Hanoi, dinner then water puppet show which was frankly quite boring.

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Date:18th Dec 2011
Xylophone look alike instrument bought for Dylan.

Last day was spent touring and shopping in Hanoi. Flight was in the afternoon, reached Malaysia about 8pm. Tired as hell.

I bid you good day.

Signing off.

10 Most Used iPhone Apps

This is the second scheduled post. I should still be in Vietnam.

I use the iPhone. I have the 4th generation one in black since mum doesn’t need it.
I don’t spend that much money on the apps, and always opt for the free ones rather than the ones that needed to be paid. I do fork out if the particular app is really needed and/or has really high review rates.

Top 10 Most Used IPhone Apps:
(in no particular order)
1. Whatsapp
(Whatsapp is definitely one of the most used app. It costs $0.99, but I would highly recommend it. This app sends message through Internet connection and also allows you to send pictures, voice notes and many other. Since many people, iPhone users, Blackberry users, even HTC, Androids have them so it is worth it. Though other phones offer it for free if I’m not mistaken)

2.Facebook
(Because we need to get connected, yo!)

3.Temple Run
(My friend Emira introduced this game to me, and I’m addicted! Be prepare to lose a few hours a day playing this game if you ever download it. That was what happened when i told my cousin to download this game.)

4.Wordpress
(Makes blogging to much easier!)

5.Twitter
(I don’t really tweet, unless I’m really bored. I go up usually to just stalk friends and celebrities. Do go search for a guy name Tommy Wee from Singapore. He is an editor for a men’s magazine there and he posts the wittiest tweets.)

6. Talkbox
(I use this because sometimes words just cannot fully express what you want to tell someone. This enables you to send voice notes more conveniently.)

7. Skype
(Very convenient and just easy to and cheaper to call people overseas.)

8.The Weather Channel
(I like how they tell you the latest temperature and weather conditions in many parts of the world, also the next 36 hours and next 10 days.)

9. Pixl-ro-matic
(Best photography app ever! Like Instagram, this offers many different types of photo effects and frames to be used.)

10.XE Currency Exchange App
(Since I travel a lot, and use different currency from all over the world, this app converts everything for me and make my calculations so much more easier.)

I do use more social networking site apps than others. I’m not that much of a games person, just can’t be bothered. This list might change next month, next week or even tomorrow, this is my favourite as of now. Please do suggest more interesting apps you think I should know.

Signing off.

Something Borrowed

This is a schedule post. By now I should be somewhere in Vietnam.

I recently read a book titled ‘Something Borrowed’ by Emily Griffin.

*Disclaimer: If you are that kind of people who do want to check out the book, but doesn’t want to know the story and ending yet, please just skip this post. It is a very good book.

Ok the plot summary.

The novel centers around the protagonist and narrator, Rachel White, a thirty-year-old single woman who is a consummate good-girl. She and Darcy Rhone have been best friends since childhood, and hard-working Rachel is often in the shadow of flashy, sometimes selfish Darcy. Then, after a night of drinking on Rachel’s thirtieth birthday, she sleeps with Darcy’s fiance, Dex. After this turns into an affair, Rachel explores the meaning of friendship, true love, and ethics.

Source from Wikipedia.

So after you got the idea of the story, let me further elaborate, as I feel that the summary given was a little too simple. So Rachel slept with Dex, and continued the affair for quite a few months and Dex finally found out that he actually loves Rachel not Darcy. Though at the end, Darcy was found to be sleeping and pregnant with Marcus, Dex’s good friend and a guy who Rachel is kinda dating.

So my question is, let’s assume Darcy wasn’t cheating on Dex, should Dex call off the wedding(he did at the end, by the way), and be together with Rachel, or should Darcy continue marrying Darcy and ditch Rachel, as that may be the ‘right’ thing to do.

There’s obviously many things to consider of and many angle to think from. But if I were Darcy, and my fiancé who I love dearly was cheating on me with my best friend(!), I’d be deeply hurt and obviously very angry. But I still do love that man. Very complicated question, my mind is blur of what I’d actually do now.

Just wanna know what you think and what you will do.

And please do check out the book. And the movie too. It stars Ginnifer Goodwin as Rachel, Kate Hudson as Darcy, Colin Egglesfield(*swoons*) as Dex and John Krasinski as Ethan. I admit I did fell asleep watching the movie, but in my defense, I was really tired that day but I fully intend to watch it again.

Next scheduled post should be up on Saturday.

Bought the sequel to this book named ‘Something Blue’ and brought it to Vietnam with me to read!

Signing off