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Amazing Girls! February 1, 2007

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Wooooweeee!!! The team I supported from the very beginning of the Amazing Race -Asian Edition has won! Joe Jer and Zabrina, the first ALL-GIRL team to win the Amazing Race EVER, walked away with prize money worth USD100,000. Salivating oni me…thinking of all the moolah.

Truly girl power, simply amazing! You go girrlsss!!! It took every bit of grit, wit and (might I add) a little bit of lady luck to win.

I’m already looking forward to the next season…what will I do on Thursday nights now?

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The Sound of Music January 30, 2007

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Yesterday night, while nursing Ethan to sleep, I managed to catch a bit of the SAG awards on the telly. That’s Screen Actors’ Guild awards to the uninitiated. Apart from the usual hooha of actors and actresses dressed to the nines (hey, I love watching the awards for these too, mind you!), there was a honorable award presented to Julie Andrews. By the way, I must have been living in a cave all these years, cos I just found out that she is now DAME Julie Andrews.

Anyway, during the flashback of her accomplishments in life, I was reminded of how much I loved the famous musical she starred in, The Sound of Music, where she memorably portrayed Maria von Trapp. My Mom was the one who introduced me to this wonderful family musical, and eventually, I learnt all the songs in it by heart. Endearing songs, that will forever be remembered by generations to come.

About 2 years back, my parents and I went to see the broadway version of The Sound of Music, but it was still the original silver screen version which stood out more.

For me, Julie Andrews will forever be synonymous with The Sound of Music. What will my name be synonymous with in future?

Learning Mandarin at Home January 30, 2007

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I can’t believe I got hooked AGAIN.

For years, I have been able to successfully avoid getting Chinese-serial-hooked and NOW it has happened again. And it’s not even the conventional Cantonese Wah Lai Toi serials I’m referring to. It all started when we let Ethan watch the closing credits song of the Hokkien drama serial on AEC at about 7-ish pm. The TV was still on after that, and I got hooked onto Love Concierge, a Mandarin drama serial produced in Singapore. Hey, I can’t speak and understand Mandarin to save my life, okay? So thank goodness for subtitles… Malay ones, but it really helped me understand the show.

What can I say? Maybe it’s the premise of the show based around wedding planning which I like, or maybe it’s cos I am deprived of Chinese TV serials.

Anyway you look at it… I am hooked.