Sophia And Daphne

If you could stop every atom in its position and direction, and if your mind could comprehend all the actions thus suspended, then if you were really really good at algebra, you could write the formula for all the future

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Wai Ling (Ang)
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Recent Reads

The secret lives of bees
Sue Monk Kidd

Jonathan Strange and M Norrell
Sussana Clarke

Never Let Me Go
Kazuo Ishiguro


Monday, August 20, 2007

oh, and did i mention that a project i worked on for my internship came through!?! hehe.. i heart this day!


2sistas :: 7:32 PM

yay! am so happy that school has started! seriously! finally.. the adrenaline rush.. the need to participate.. yes! i am fuelled with the burning desire to UP MY CLASS PART!

and believe it or not! it has been a GREAT start! michelle and i have made a decision to encourage each other to participate in class, and boy oh boy! we have STARTED! whoosh!

thanks to all the sweetums who have responded with their relevant little ms/mr! it has been a good day! and now.. i attach a little smth smth for you! in the following post.. heh

oh wells.. thumbs up to the start of school!

poor kamil made a boo boo.. he sat in class for 30 mins before he realised that.. he was in the wrong class.. oops.. heh.. dont worry kamil! im sure many people make that mistake!!


2sistas :: 7:04 PM

Saturday, August 11, 2007

please choose which character you are! i wanna know!

and, oh.. boys will be Mr.s and girls will be Little Ms.

i dunno why i want to know but yeah.. i think its fun! and im gg through a phase! indulge me

- shuowen (little ms late)
- kamil (mr lazy)
- vin (little ms helpful)

2sistas :: 11:31 AM

Saturday, June 09, 2007

today.. kenny took part in his first (1 leg of a) triathalon, it was such a thrill! watching him cycle away, and having that fluttering feeling in my heart that he will make it, and will find his way.. so, we all waved, and cheered, telling him to pedal faster, and to go go go!

... 12 minutes later.. the lady who kicked off just 1 minute before he did has arrived back, and we anticipate his return in about 3 minutes..

.. 15 minute mark.. still not here.. hmm.. ok.. maybe he's not used to the route, and is pedalling slower than usual..

.. 25 minute mark.. ok.. this is seriously WEIRD!.. the girl who has a mountain bike, and is pedalling WAYYY slower than kenny's norm is back.. where IS he! *i hope he hasnt fallen down, or something!.. or.. tyre punctured.. brakes failed.. why! what happened!* lady who has kicked off 1 minute before he did set off to help us look for him

.. 30 minute mark.. ooo.. YAY! the prodigal son returns!! whoo hoo!!! get off your bike, and run to the next station to pass it on to the runner!! *why is he walking!?!?!*

but heyy! he completed it! so that's great!!!

anyway.. uncle william is in quite bad shape in the hospital.. so, the parents had to tell granny, and they all left very quickly to go be by his side.. kenny, on the other hand, was unable to understand why no one was willing to play his game (he just bought the game twister, and has been bugging the whole family to play it after dinner). so, i tried to explain the priorities and the reason why we could not play tonight.. he didnt quite get it.. and was looking very sad and was about to cry.. so.. i tucked him in, and asked if he was ok.. he said he was not ok, and that he was sad.. i said is it because you dont understand why you cant play your game? and he kept repeating that he wanted to play.. ultimately, i tried to get him to accept playing another time, and to go sleep, and dream.. but he said he didnt dream.. so, i started to recap past experiences to make him happy.. stuff like our trip in bali.. and all the fun that he had.. finally, he started to smile. and i was finally at ease..

cute part.. he told me to take his crocodile toy- schnarpee, and called it scharps.. heh.. that's what kamil does to him.. whenever he sees kenny in bed.. heh.. so i tried to do to the whole "lets pretend its a machine gun" thing.. but.. didnt really work.. hahaha.. i'm not sure how he did it. hehehe..

oh wells.. the kenny misses kamil.. aww...


2sistas :: 9:36 PM

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

hahaah.. ok.. i am.. 6 days late.. but hey! what matters is is that i posted!

bali was wonderful! the villa was absolutely stunning! own pool, nice big, comfy bed, verandah for hanging out.. nice tv, with nice shows.. lovely food.. oo. i loved the food.. so yummy!

we had lobster one day, and i cooked aglio olio! :) was pretty nice, if i must say so, myself! heehhee..the french onion soup was really nice too! we ate in for most dinners, see..

breakfast was toat, crossoint, mee goreng, if you asked for it, bacon and scrambled eggs on demand! :) lovely!

i had a wonderful time!!

and we did seasports too! banana boat, flying fish, parasailing! the museum was wonderful (a bit musky, but the artwork was really cool), and seeing tanah lot, the barong-rawat dance (which i didnt really get, but tried to interpret), the mountains... breath-taking...

pictures, see here:


and the kamil is in australia now.. hahahaa.. its.. sian-ifying

also, i'm sick (but now, better! whee!)


2sistas :: 11:01 AM

Monday, May 21, 2007

1. Guys hate sluts even though they have sex with them!

2. "Hey, are you busy?" or "Are you doing something?" ~ two phrases guys open with to stop from stammering on the phone.

3... Guys may be flirting around all day but before they go to sleep, they always think about the girl they truly care about.

4. Before they call, guys try to plan out a little about what they're gonna say so there aren't awkward pauses, but once he's on the phone he forgets it all and makes it up as he goes.

5. Guys go crazy over a girl's smile.

6. Guys will do anything just to get you to notice him.

7. Guys hate it when you talk about your ex-boyfriend or ex love-interest. Unless they're goin for the let-her-complain-to-you-and-then-have-her-realize-how-wonderful-and-nice-you-are method.

8. A guy who likes you wants to be the only guy you talk to.

9. Boyfriends need to be reassured often that they're still loved.

10. Don't talk about your guy friends to your boyfriend.

11. Guys get jealous easily.

12. Guys are more emotional than they'd like people to think.

13. Giving a guy a hanging message like "You know what?!..uh...nevermind.." would make him jump to a conclusion that is far from what you are thinking. And he'll assume he did something wrong and he'll obsess about it trying to figure it out.

14. Guys are good flatterers when courting but they usually stammer when they talk to a girl they really like.

15. Guys hate asking parents for money to buy girls presents. So they come up with ideas like saving their lunch money for a week. But it never works because guys are always hungry so they end up asking the parents for money anyway.

16. Girls are guys' weaknesses.

17. Guys are very open about themselves.

18. It's good to test a guy first before you trust him. But don't let him wait too long.

19. Your best friend, whom your boyfriend seeks help from about his problems with you may end up being admired by your boyfriend.

20. If a guy tells you about his problems, he just needs someone to listen to him. You don't need to give advice.

21. A usual act that proves that the guy likes you is when he teases you.

22. Guys love you more than you love them if they are serious in your relationships.

23. Guys will brag about anything.

24. Guys use words like hot or cute to describe girls. We rarely use beautiful. If a guy uses that, he likes you a whole hell of a lot.

25. Guys think WAY too much. One small thing a girl does, even if she doesn't notice it can make the guy think about it for hours, trying to figure out what it meant.

26. Guys seek for advice from girls not other guys. Because most guys think alike, so if one guy's confused, then we're all confused.

27. Any guy could write out a rulebook or advice book for flirting, but no guy can write out a book about relationships.

28. Try to be as straightforward as possible.

29. A guy has to experience rejection, because if he's too-good-never-been-busted, never been in love and hurt, he won't be mature and grown up.

30. If the guy does something stupid in front of the girl, he will think about it for the next couple days or until the next time he spends time with the girl.

31. No matter how much guys talk about butts and boobs, personality is key.

32. Guys learn from experience not from the romance books that girls read and take as their basis of experience.

33. Guys worry about the thin line between being compassionate and being whipped.

34. If a guy looks unusually calm and laid back, he's probably faking it and is spazzing inside.

35. When a guy says he is going crazy about the girl, he really is. Guys rarely say that.

36. When a guy asks you to leave him alone, he's just actually saying, "Please come and listen to me."

37. Guys don't really have final decisions.

38. If a guy starts to talk seriously, listen to him. It doesn't happen that often, so when it does, you know something's up.

39. If your best guy friend seems to avoid you or is never around when you're with your boyfriend, he's probably jealous and likes you.

40. When a guy looks at you for longer than a second, he's definitely thinking something.

41. Guys like femininity not feebleness.

42. Guys don't like girls who punch harder than they do.

43. A guy has more problems than you can see with your naked eyes.

44. Don't be a snob. Guys can be intimidated and give up easily.

45. Everything in moderation. Put on makeup, wear perfume. Just not too much.

46. Guys talk about girls more than girls talk about guys.

47. Guys hate rejection, but they hate being led on even more.

48. Guys really think that girls are strange and haveunpredictable decisions and are MAD confusing but somehow are drawn even more to them.

49. A guy would give his left nut to be able to read a girl's mindfor a day.

50. No guy can handle all his problems on his own. He's just too stubborn to admit it.

51. Not all guys are assholes. Just because ONE is a jackass doesnt mean he represents ALL of us.

52. We don't like girls who are too skinny.

53. We love it when girls talk about there boobs.

54. Always make sure you know what kind of stuff your getting into before making out with a guy wheather it's a one time deal or not ....

55. Believe it or not shy guys are the most easiest to talk may not seem right but trust me they will start opening up like books after you just ask them questions about their lives and unoticable tell them about yours...

56. When a guy hits your butt it means that he wants you sexually

57. Even if they refuse it all guys are ticklish on the ribs..

58. Guys love neck rubs and if he lets you keep doing it means that he really likes you or his neck really hurts...

59. Guys will test the waters to see how far they can get with you. Even if he doesn't intend to it will happen. Know how far it is you want to let him go and he will respect that...after you let him know a couple times.

*************60. When a guy sacrfices his sleep and health just to be with you, he really likes you and wants to be with you as much as possible.**************

61. Your best friend, the guy you can go to with anything, is the guy who loves you more than any other ever could. He'd do anything to be with you, and will always love you. When he sees you cry he wishes he could change the stars to make you happy. He would go to the end of the world for you and loves you deeply.

I dunno.. i saw this, and thought it was interesting.. i have never seen this list before.. interesting...

2sistas :: 8:25 PM

Saturday, April 21, 2007

lately, i've been getting many calls.. asking for richard, chen tai, or to return a PSP. heh..

richard caller calls MULTIPLE times a day! up to 6-8 times, asking for richard.. i keep telling her that no richard exists, but she refuses to believe me! so she keeps calling! Worse, she called me witha 3 way call, and the third party guy goes "Bonjour, Bonjour!". ARGH!!! how irritating!

ok.. and there is a lady who keeps looking for Chen Tai.. okkk.. i am chen Shuowen.. but i am no Tai! heh.. i thought it was my mom.. but the lady on the other side was being MOST unco-operative. when asked for a full name, she just went MIA.. and left me hanging on the phone.. in the end, i just hang up, and she calls for Chen Tai.. AGAIN!

and.. late at nights.. i get calls to return a PSP.. the conversation goes like this (translated to english):

Me: Hello
PSP Guy: Hello, AYE! return me my PSP la!
Me: Excuse me? Who are you looking for?
PSP Guy: Arent' you So and So's younger sister?
Me: Who's younger sister? (I mean.. i AM Sophia's younger sister)
PSP Guy: AIYA! Stop talking so much nonsense, just give me back my PSP!
Me: Excuse me, you have gotten the wrong number. Good Bye!

and he calls again the next night..

wahhh.. i tell you.. i swear.. richard, chen tai and the stolen psp have some connection.. i think richard had been diverting calls to my h/p.. so.. possibly.. he is married to chen tai, who uses his phone to 'book' appointments.. and hence, the lady calls for chen tai... the girl who keeps calling for richard is really his mistress, and richard, has been borrowing PSPs and not returning them.. HAH!

ORRR... richard is a young boy, and the girl who keeps calling is his incessant friend. chen tai is his mother.. and boys, being boys, he has borrowed a PSP, and not returned it, hence, incurring the wrath of the angry man!

yesss... richard.. whoever you are.. you DIE


2sistas :: 10:45 AM

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

i'm alive! exams are over! whee to all the people who made this term possible! michelle chew, cheryl ong, debbie lam, davina, helen! yay to new friends! karam, mabel, pamela Zhi QI! hehehe

so nice to make new friends.. mabel's dad was my dad's collegue.. zhi qi was from r.gym.. what a beautiful world

results will be released soon.. i really dont want to make a big deal out of it.. but sometimes i cant help it! sporean la! grades.. smu.. competition.. work.. interview.. selection.. sep.. argh! the pressure!

oh wells.. at least now its the break! time to relax and take things slow! okkkk..

yeah.. went to recruit express today.. how slow is THAT!

gg to see corinna soon, anyways! yay!

ok.. err.. ravenhearst.. shit.. made me hooked for 6 hrs 58 min.. urgh

hehehehehe.. need to play a new game.. what shd i choose?!? ehhehehehe.. i shd d/l today.. NOW.. so i can play next time.. should i not have an internet connection, eh.. what say you?

ok.. need to do a few things:
- lose weight, get healthy!
- exercise
- swim
- beach!
- chill-out at nice location
- watch dvds
- help mum with library set up
- continue tuition.. do more for the kids
- aid dad if he needs it.. HP
- go and do stuff w kenny (zoo, bird park, HBOT, school, fetching, kumon..)
- go out with chops.. ooo.. kkk.. that one.. i need to post again..
- meet friends (corinna, smu girls, cheryl and debs and helen, cat group, vin, jo, sun!)
- bali trip
- possible redang
- spend quality time w kamil.. hmm.. maybe i shd teach him cycling.. heh
- learn tennis! (ok.. improve my skills)
- get a tan
- job.. finance-related.. pays well.. pays VERY well

yeah.. ok.. so far.. that's all i can think of..

ok.. regarding the chops.. we're becoming twins.. i cut my hair.. and now i look so much like her! and! to top it off.. she bought a similar bag to mine.. and now.. we are tweedledum and tweedledee.. whoop dee doo.. eecks...


2sistas :: 11:59 PM

Sunday, February 18, 2007

ok. now that both of us have done the test thing. do you know who is who?



2sistas :: 12:27 PM

You Are An INFP

The Idealist

You are creative with a great imagination, living in your own inner world.
Open minded and accepting, you strive for harmony in your important relationships.
It takes a long time for people to get to know you. You are hesitant to let people get close.
But once you care for someone, you do everything you can to help them grow and develop.

You would make an excellent writer, psychologist, or artist.

2sistas :: 12:26 PM

Sunday, February 11, 2007

You Are An ISFJ

The Nurturer

You have a strong need to belong, and you very loyal.
A good listener, you excell at helping others in practical ways.
In your spare time, you enjoy engaging your senses through art, cooking, and music.
You find it easy to be devoted to one person, who you do special things for.

You would make a good interior designer, chef, or child psychologist.

2sistas :: 9:51 PM

Tuesday, February 06, 2007


ystdy night. i spoke to corinna for alomost an hr on Skype.. so much to catch up on.. but its really good to do it! seriously.. therapeutic! take care cor.. so concerned abt u! really hope things turn for the better, yeah? slowly.. but surely!

today.. met wai ling and jo-ann! yet another wow! almost 4 yrs or so since we last saw each other and really talked..

wai ling.. u tc too marn!!!! life may be shitty.. but it will get better! serious!

jo.. ahha.. i see u *quite* often.. haha.. but tc all the same! aussie! whoots! :D will always remember the gd times we had

tennis rawks! (heh.. come see me play.. and be prepared to feel.. urgh..)


2sistas :: 10:57 PM

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

my day. pls. let me just rant.

woke up at 9-ish. went to TTSH for check up- left house at 10. reached there at 10.13. appt at 10.15. waited. got checked-up. left for pharmacy at 10.58. waited. got medication. left pharmacy at 11.26. called uncle peter (he's a photographer, and i have to get the photos from him, plus pass him a gift we got him). said he was at mt alvernia (10 mins away from TTSH). BUT! i needed to get his gift (which was in sch). so, i went to sch. reached, got the gift, left at 12.00. reached mt. alvernia, got the CD, he refused to accept the gift! arghs! ok.. so.. anyway.. went back to school for class. which is at 1.45. so.. basically.. i wasted 2 trips.. gg to sch, and gg to mt alvernia, when i cld have gone straight to mt alvernia from TTSH. yikesss... sians..

and now.. i am waiting for a mktg meeting to start.. god knows how many pple of my team of 6 are gonna show up. urgh. hmm.. anyways. apart from that.. more abt my life

i'm going to be responsible abt my health! (ie. exercise!) heh. started a tennis program w kamil. weekly tennis training. heh. which is like.. once. so far! BUT HEY! its gonna continue! heh.. and! i am gg to go swimming.. went.. once. so far. BUT HEY! its gonna continue. heh. sound familiar?

also.. i started to watch soccer (yays to me).. my fave team is: newcastle united.. cuz.. kamil convinced *forced* me to like them.. heh.. ok.. u cant FORCE someone.. heh.. so.. hmm.. yeah.. he didnt force me.


if you believe me. heh

hmm.. ok.. so.. erm.. cash cheque for tuition- i LIKE! makes me more thrifty!


2sistas :: 6:39 PM

Monday, January 01, 2007

happy new year one and all!

yes. i'm sorry for going all houdini but this sem has been shit and well, i'm gonna go back into a even shittier sem. oh wells. new years eve was not-so-surprisingly sober and mild. had a christmas sort of dinner with the neighbours and the godparents. yes, i did say christmas there. there was turkey and ham and all that. it was christmas dinner no. 2. good things were the german beer that was pretty satisfying and so was the tequilla sunrise.

then, we played cranium which was awesome. felt that it wasn't too fair on our neighbours as they do not speak english as first lang. but it went well. then we launched straight into taboo. which ended up with only 2 players - me and shozzy. oh well. we then counted down and spent the first part of 2007 watching mr. darcy and elizabeth bennet defy the norms of social classes and live happily ever after. ok. yes, i know. it was awfully boring what i did. but i enjoyed it. kind of. i'm just tired nowadays and these 2 days of doing nothing but read, eat and watch tv was great! though i did start on my thesis TODAY (1 page). finally! and i did like make some effort in looking at masters and scholarships and all that.

so that was my (boring-o) new years eve and new years day.
2006 was great for me nonetheless (massive understatement there!!!)
so 2007, bring it on!!!


2sistas :: 9:58 PM

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

1. Do you know where your sister is
right now?
- in school.. in the lab?

2. Last time you hugged someone?
- hmm.. cant really rem.. but i know it shdnt have been too long ago! :D

3. What is something you've learned
about yourself recently?
- i "suddenly" became "pretty".. hehheh

4. What color is your watch?
- pink!

5. Do you like anyone?
- yup! i like MANY people

6. Are you close to your mom?
- yes, relatively

7. Where do you work?
- SMU? as a student, mostly

8. What are you listening to right now?
- nothing.. ok. the sound of iwind blowing.. buses rumbling by..

9.what do you smell like?
- morning...

10. What color are your pants/jeans?
- not wearing pants/jeans

11. Closest thing to your left?
- econs notes

12. What color is your bedroom
- wood (brownish)

13. Do you have a chair in your room?

14. Time you were born?
- 0500 ++

15. Do you know anyone who is engaged?
- noo.. they are either married people or single or attached

16. What's your favorite number?
- 3

17. Do you know someone named Lori?
- nope

18. What color is your mom's hair?
- black

19. Do you have a dog?
- nope

20. Do you remember singing any songs
a kid?
- sesame street song

21. When was the last time you went
- not too long ago!

22. When was the last time you talked
to one of your siblings?
- 30 mins ago.. before kenny left for school

23. Did you ever go to a camp as a
- yup

24. Do you play an instrument?
- cello

25. Do you like fire?
- its good, if used for the right the right reason

26. Are you allergic to anything?
- dust, cockroach shit.. yup!

27. When was the last time you cried?
- last night.. hahaha.. but that was more like.. tear

29. Have you ever been to a spa?
- yes! I LIKE! i WANT!

30. Did you take science all four
years of high school?
- yup!

31. Do you like butterflies?
- no! stupid haphazardous creatures!

33. What is one thing you miss about
your past?
- simplicity..

34. Have you ever seen the school
- nope

35. Have you ever wanted to be a
- hmm.. not really..

36. What is one thing you've learned
about life?
- just live.. and make the best of it.. wahs!

37. Are you jealous of anyone?
- not that i can fathom now.. but yeah.. if i see them (good lookin' people), i get pangs of jealousy

38. Is anyone jealous of you?
- not that i can fathom of.. but i'm sure there will be... (yi shan bi yi shan gao.. i am jealous of one.. another is jealous of me.. the world works in cruel ways sometimes)

39. Ever been stuck in an elevator?
- nope!

40. What does your mom call you?
- shuowen

41. What does your siblings call you?
- showen/shozzy/shuowen

42. What does you hair look like right
- just woke up-like

43. Has a friend ever used you?
- not that i know of.. if i was used, and i knew of it.. i guess she/he wouldnt be a friend right now..

44. Has anyone recently told you that
they like you?
- hmm.. as in a person i know well, or a person i just met? tiffany said she loves me! :D hee

45. What have you eaten today?
- char kway teow.. home-cooked.. so no black sauce/unhealthy oils.. but still..

46. Is your hair naturally curly or
- wavy

47. What is your favorite movie?
- i have too many.. seriously.. but the recent one- blood diamond, is really good!

48. Who was the last person you drove
- my sister

49. What are you looking forward to?
- ending the week.. ahhaha

50. How are you today?
- good good.. slept well! :D

2sistas :: 11:17 PM

Sunday, December 10, 2006

hello world! ok, have disappeared a bit back there.
well, i have another blog because this was getting a bit too philosophical... haha.
i'll still post here i suppose. wedding stuff over(well, a good friend of mine just got married!). onward to fyp.



2sistas :: 3:31 PM

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