Saturday, September 4, 2010

I Dream A Dream

I love animals. I do. I cried when Bambi's mother died, i even cry watching an elephant get separated from his caregiver after 20 years on the Discovery channel. I sobbed like a little girl when a little antelope adopted by a lioness got killed by a mean lion (bad lion!!!) on Animal Planet. I cried for days when my dear Tabby died, and i still get teared up when i see her beautiful photos.
Ok, maybe all we've established is the fact that i am a cry-baby. But surely that's normal, right???
So i always dream of a few things you know, hugging Orang Utans, swimming with dolphins, riding elephants... and if i ever had the chance to go to Aussie, i would definitely love to hug one of these cute Koala Bears...

But i definitely DON'T want to meet one of these.... EVER!!!!

I mean, do you know how long it took me to get back into the water after JAWS????

A Splattery Memory

This magnet actually reminded me of a good friend of mine, Galoh and her hubby Mat Nin.
NO..... they are not aborigines.... It's just that they went on a trip to Sarawak or something when we were in college, and came back carrying these Dijeridoos (did i spell that right??) around. I tried playing it a few times, but all i managed was splutterings and a very regretable spraying of the saliva. Ewwww.......

Aussie Flip Flops

So among the magnets i received from Aussie, 2 were that of flip flops.

But this one is rather unique, wouldn't you say??? So cute!!!!!


Here are more of the magnets Zai brought back from Brisbane for me.

Hmmm..... i wonder what the trandemark animal for Australia is. Any guesses?

Hug Me!

I once received this email from a friend, telling me to follow these simple instructions:

1. raise your right hand, put in on your left shoulder.
2. raise your left hand, put it on your right shoulder.
3. give yourself a little squeeze, and pretend it's me!!!!
So when Zai came back from Brisbane with this (among the many she bought for me) i was immediately reminded of that! Cute huh??

Aussie Presents......

My friends went on a trip to Aussie for a presentation. As usual, i gave them some money and told them that i couldn't live without a magnet from HRC Surfer's Paradise, Gold Coast. I also said that should them fine magnets be unavailable, just spend ALL the money on magnets.

They came back, and sure enough, HRC was out of stock (no worries - another good friend lives there!! Will make sure to let him know before he comes back next year!).

This is like, half of the loot they brought back for me. My Ma went through the package and wanted some.


Sleepy, and hungry. I'll go through these magnets from Aussie one by one next time k!!!

'tis Grand, 'tis.

A few months ago, my good friend Nana who lives in Dublin offered to buy magnets for me. And of course, i was powerless to resist. She then asked me what kind of magnets i like, and i told her - cute, metal, and preferably with an Irish landmark or symbol that makes it uniquely Irish, and none other. A month later, these arrived.
Knowing my obsession with HRC magnets, she bought me this wonderful one from HRC Dublin. It's so Irish. I swear to God, i've never seen it before, but i've always imagined them to be green - like those of the famous Irish Shamrock Leaves.
And then, she included these 3.
Super cute right????? And, all with Shamrocks!!!!!! I swear to God Nana, you know just what i like! Tq babe!

I'm BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And thus, the mystery of the camera charger has been solved. The blessed charger was in one of the junk drawers - where i stuff things when in a hurry (you know, so that nobody can see it laying around??). So many magnets to photograph, so many anecdotes bursting out of my head to be typed up. Still..... my Ma always say - never rush..... always stretch, walk and powerwalk before you sprint....... and that's exactly what i'll do.....

I've recently purchased something that would require a lot of $$$$$ in the near future. Since i would need all the cash i can scour, i vouched to stop buying magnets for a while - at least until this thing i bought is settled with. The PA at my office, Azie, is aware of this new vow - and since all parcels go through her, there's no use sneaking purchases around her.

But then, 2 parcels arrive for me - just a few days ago - both from a beloved, and much cherished friend, Kak Sham. We had just met for the first time just a few days earlier, and she gave me these magnets from Bahrain.

Then, a week later, these arrive via courier - as belated birthday presents.
There's this cute medal for the greatest teacher award (aww.... *blush*)

These uber-cute flip flops from Qatar.

Just when i thought the Qatar package was gonna be the last one i would receive in a few months, this arrived the very next day.

Thank You Kak Sham!!! I love you so much!!!!