bittersweet solitude of a fireflower

That Old Jazz
October 8, 2014, 8:02 pm
Filed under: Oozing Overload

The night was foggy. He held her hand, grasping it tighter as they crossed the road.

The night was quiet. There weren’t many people at the cafe. As they lounged on chairs that reminded them of their grandfathers, that old jazz came playing.

Louis Armstrong. Natalie Cole. Frank Sinatra. Teresa Teng. Fei Yu Qing.

Classics, covers, flooding their ears. She bobbed along to the groovy ones, and melted away with the smooth ones. He sat, and watched.

Long time no see, he whispered. Last week felt like forever. It’s only been 5 days, she replied, knowing that 5 days felt like forever too.

I miss you. Me too.

For some reason, they couldn’t take their eyes off each other. He blinked, and she blinked back, eyelashes fluttering like flirting butterflies.


August 14, 2014, 1:15 pm
Filed under: Emo Binge, Oozing Overload

The evening was cool – it had rained earlier, and the road glistened under the moonlight with a tinge of silver. He walked on her left, and held her hand. It felt strange; she wasn’t used to holding hands this way, but never mind that. They wanted to look for ice cream, but the store was crowded, and it looked like it would be a long wait.

His hand reached for her waist, and he kissed her lips gently with a cheeky grin. She could see the boyness in his eyes, even though he was old at heart. I love you, he whispered. They strolled up and down the walkway, attempting to find a little corner they could call their own, but none could be found. After closing another store’s door behind them, they wrapped their arms around each other in an embrace. She tried to breathe in as much of him as she possibly could before she started choking, but remembered that they were outside where walls had ears and chairs had eyes.

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Life’s Busy… and Beautiful
January 9, 2012, 1:44 am
Filed under: Oozing Overload, The Little One

Blogging and online gaming have taken a setback because of baby J. More time is needed for him from me, and thus the retreat from the online world.

Quick updates:
– Japan trip went well 🙂 baby J was a good traveler, and Hubs and I were glad that we visited another beautiful country.
– Celebrated Christmas and New Year’s eve with great friends and much love 🙂
– Starting Masters again on Tuesdays, in Early Childhood. Finally pursing my interest again.
– I am a proud breastfeeding mum for nearly 4 months. 🙂 a great achievement I must say.
– I am itching to travel and run away to another country on my own, but I know that I will miss my son terribly if I ever did something crazy like that.
– Spring cleaning is about to commence. I started with my Facebook friends. Need to clean up. Hopefully I can get more things cleaned up around the house too – Hubs has yet to unpack his stuff since we moved in.

Will update soon, but before I forget… have a great 2012 🙂

Double Whammy
August 23, 2011, 11:04 pm
Filed under: Oozing Overload

Just when I thought that the third trimester could not be any worse than waking up in the middle of the night countless times to go pee, I’m attacked by a very bad flu bag.

With 4 working days remaining.


The constant blowing of nose. The constant coughing of lungs out. The constant purging of phlegm.

I had wanted to take a picture of the amount of tissue paper I’ve used, but I realize that it’s impossible because I just use… so much.

Need to rest…

6 More Working Days
August 19, 2011, 10:15 pm
Filed under: Home/House/Heart, Oozing Overload, The Little One

Every day, I count down to my colleague about how we only have 6 more working days to the end of the term, and boy am I looking forward to it. Maybe not to the sleepless nights… but it is time for a decent break. School has just been so… tiring of late. I guess I’m just sian of  being worried for other people’s children (ok, that sounded really selfish). I’m really thankful for this year, with all those elections and stuff, as it has allowed us to have more (unexpected) holidays. Nonetheless, the last 6 working days before I take my leave will be busy days, and I hope I can survive them well!

The house is coming along fine, although I really wish that we could move in soon. Baby J is also ok, wiggling still even though he doesn’t have much space left. I’m gonna miss this sensation once he comes out. Just yesterday I had very bad cramps and for a moment I thought that I was going to give birth… haha.

The weekend is here and there is more packing and buying of stuff to be done… anything but teaching for now will be good 😛

In One Of Those Melancholic Moods
June 30, 2011, 11:06 pm
Filed under: Oozing Overload, Sensory Indulgence

Went for a course today and met with a lot of old friends, many of whom I’ve not seen since we parted ways about 3 years ago.

And there was, you.

An unexpected sight, honestly.

You, looked the same.

We, didn’t talk at all. Except “hi”.

No goodbyes.

I guess that can only be good.

On a very random note, I’m suddenly feeling anxious about meeting a student’s father discussing his daughter’s grades (which are honestly, not that bad, but can be better of course). I wonder why the sudden anxiety pangs.

Her List of To-Dos for this June
May 30, 2011, 4:49 pm
Filed under: Oozing Overload

I was just thinking what else I could do during this holidays and I’ve decided on…

1. Doing more prenatal exercise

Found lots of videos online on easy prenatal exercises and I shall work on strengthening myself! Did some Kegel exercises (it’s supposed to be good for delivery) just now and, erm, although it felt weird… anything for the baby! 🙂

2. Updating on my previous holidays

Well, since I’m not doing any travelling this year, and I just remember that I have not updated on my previous trips to Australia (in 2008 and 2010), Germany and Switzerland with the school last June, AND our honeymoon, I guess by updating this blog will keep me occupied for a while…

3. Keeping a lookout for prices of electrical appliances for the new house

We visited Harvey Norman yesterday and I’ve started a new notebook to keep track of pricing and brands, so that shall be a weekly affair in pursuit of suitable appliances. 🙂