Archive for April, 2015

In the aftermath of The Great File Migration, I lost my Parker Frontier.

My husband bought the pen for me way back in 2006 when I lost my other Parker at my sister's wedding.

I'm still kinda distressed over the loss and thought about ordering another for myself. But the way the pen was built caused me a lot of grief over the years. While I still have an extra block nib in my drawer, I guess I am ready to let it go.

Anyway, as pointed out by my husband, even if I order one more, it is not the same pen.

So, looking on the bright side, I am pen shopping again! For a purple pen for the purple ink I still have!

Heh 🙂

On perspectives –

Seen in medical report:
"We confirmed that he had sustained right distal radius comminuted fracture, right ring finger middle phalanx fracture, right little finger proximal phalanx fracture. As he was not found to sustain any serious injury, he was discharged…"

Really? Is it only serious if he dies?

Most days my life is like Chekhovian short story.

Then there are the days when my life is like a Murakami novel.

Then there are the days like this where my life is like an episode out of Little Britain.

I am hopping out to lunch to try to stop laughing at other people's misfortunes (which I am told are not supposed to be funny.)

Such a dramatic day.

I am going home with my Animal Bag.

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I spent most of yesterday arranging a holiday to Bali!

Yay! I am finally going away!

I will be staying in the Jimbaran area. I will be there for 4 nights. Anyone has any suggestions on things to do with 2 small kids and 2 old folks?

Here's a pict of my daughter's pasta face. She was so impressed with the neighbourhood hipster joint that she made Husband take her there for lunch yesterday after school for pasta again.

This pretty seal was on the probate papers I just did. I guess they just started implementing it because the ones I did last year were all just electronically sealed.

So pretty! I am enjoying this whole real-seals-and-fountain-pens resurgence. 😍

When I am done with this, my Christmas Cards will rock your socks off.

I decided to pop into this new Korean place that's opened up near my office for a quick lunch before my hearing in the afternoon.

When I got there, there was a group of people crowding around the menu stand presumably deciding on what to order. There were also plenty of empty tables. So thinking that the group was already being served and waiting for a table, I walked up and asked a waitress for a table for one.

She looked at me, gestured to the group, and asked me to queue up.

She then ascertained that the group needed a table of 5 and scuttled off. So I stood near the group and waited for her to come back.

A couple of minutes later, the group was still not seated and a man who seems to be the manager appeared, looked at me, and asked me what I wanted.

A table for lunch for one, I repeated.
He asked me to wait and he scuttled off. The table of 5 were then seated and I was left alone.

A couple of minutes more and I walked off somewhere else for lunch.

A half-empty restaurant which can't seat a table for one in less than 5 minutes really doesn't deserve business.

Or maybe the concept of someone wanting a hot bowl of noodles alone is so alien that they decided to stonewall me. Don't know which is worse.

I walked past my ex-colleague's cubicle on my way to the toilet and observed that it was completely empty. Means Secretary A had finished moving everything into my room.

So when I got back to my office, I stood on a stool and took a picture to remember what the combined file load of 2 lawyers looked like in a physical space.

It hurts to a point then it stops. Then you pick yourself up, dust off your knees and carry on.

Text exchange re photograph of my office –

Me: Hope everyone feels a little better about their lives 😅
He: Fire hazard
Me: Yup. Imagine being burnt to death while trying to do 2 persons' work at once…
He: You need to create a spell that turns paper into dollar notes….
Me: I need extra dimensional space…
He: Hold on, that spell already exists… it summons lower level lawyers.

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To say 'I love you' one must know first how to say 'I.'

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Husband: Why are you playing La Campanella again?

Erm…I don't know. Maybe because I mastered the Presto of Bach's Italian Concerto? Maybe because I have a death wish?

I realised though that the problem with La Campanella is that there is a limit to how many times I can work it a day because the higher range just…tortures my ears.

(Also, Lang Lang is such a show off in this video!)

I just spent 5 minutes trying to convince someone that I am a perfectly happy and well adjusted individual who doesn't need extra life coaching.

At the end of it I thanked her for her efforts to make the world a better place and told her to call someone else.

Pasta I made for dinner last night. It's a burnt butter, garlic and cherry tomato sauce with mushrooms. Brought the leftovers to work for lunch today.

I also made poached chicken but I ate that in the boredom of this morning.

About a settlement (a text message exchange at 2.15pm) –

He: I m free whole afternoon !!! Can go see the Judge anytime u want.
Me: He free or not? You think like 7-11?
He: We go there n tickle him la he sure allow.
Me: Call his CO and find out whether he free or not.
He: If we go before 2.30 we can record la
Me: My handbag can't teleport me there.

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Pear and burnt sugar cupcake made of 115g of butter, 115 grams of self-raising flour, 90g of brown sugar, 115g of pear sauce and 2 eggs. Place pear slices on top and sprinkle with sugar. Bake in 175°C oven for 20 to 25 minutes.

I also had to make dinner last minute at the request of my daughter.

It's been quite a tiring day.

Oh and I have been looking for a nice full-slab butter tray for a while now and was on the verge of ordering this retro green glass one from Amazon when I saw this last night

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Hello. What's going on?

First nap of the morning, after threatening to ruin a board game the kids were playing, attacking everyone's ankles and other assorted rascally / terrorist activities.

Quiet moment over. Now terrorising Wolverine.

Hanging out together.

Fyodor finds a box of Lego.

At our neighbourhood hipster joint for lunch.

The incredible french-fry-eating children.

I just realised that we have been eating these wrong all this while! We usually eat it like a snack but while I was standing in line to pay today, I read the label for the first time in my life and realised that we are supposed to pour hot water over it.


Grandma Aimee wonders what's up with the young punk.

I was going to take a picture of him sitting on my lap. But the exact moment I clicked, he pounced on my phone.

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Crazy scheduling today. I had to meet someone at 2.30pm to record a judgement, 3.30pm for an adjournment, and 4.30pm for a contested adjournment.

In the middle of it, the yoga studio called and said they had an opening for the class that was fully booked out. So I am now walking as fast as my legs can carry me to attend Power Flow.

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