Thursday, May 29, 2008

88 Ways to know if you're Chinese

I got this tag from Sting quite some time ago. So sorry that I took a week to do it. Sigh... I blame my recently busy work schedules. Ok, here comes all my answers on this very long list.....

1. You look like you are 18.
Emm... maybe 5 years ago yes, but not now.

2. You like to eat chicken feet.
Yucks! I won't eat that!

3. You suck on fish heads and fish fins.
Ewww... I don't like it.

4. You have a Chinese knick-knack hanging on your rear view mirror.
No, none of those things. I don't like having Chinese knick-knack things in my house or car or anywhere near me.

5. You sing karaoke.
No, I don't like karaoke and I don't like singing.

6. Your house is covered with tile.
Hmmm... it's not. Couldn't afford having so much tiles in my house.

7. Your kitchen is covered by a sticky film of grease.
No. We seldom cook at home.

8. Your stove is covered with aluminum foil.
Not after we changed it to an electric stove.

9. You leave the plastic covers on your remote control.
Huh? Why need a plastic cover on a remote control? I don't understand why people does that.

10. You've never kissed your mom or dad.
I have but only on very rare occasion.

11. You've never hugged your mom or dad.
Same answer as number 10.

12. Your unassisted vision is worse than 20/500.
Oh, I'm not that blind technically...

13. You wear contacts, to avoid wearing your "coke bottle glasses".
I wear both contacts and glasses, but definitely not "coke bottle glasses". What is that anyway?

14. You've worn glasses since you were in fifth grade.
No, my first pair of glasses is when I was 16 years old.

15. Your hair sticks up when you wake up.
Not really. I because I have a very soft limp hair.

16. You'll haggle over something that is not negotiable.
No, I don't haggle and don't like to negotiate especially with strangers.

17. You love to use coupons.
It depends on what kind of coupons and on which shops or items they sell.

18. You drive around looking for the cheapest petrol.
Err... couldn't do that in my country because petrol price here are all not much differences with each other.

19. You drive around for hours looking for the best parking space.
Nope. Couldn't afford to do that living in Kuala Lumpur city because parking spaces are so limited and there are too many cars around.

20. You take showers at night.
Only during working days because by the time I reach home from work, it's already night time.

21. You avoid the non-free snacks in hotel rooms.
Yes, of course! How want to pay double or tripple the price for such unhealthy food in the hotel rooms? Well, unless if I'm supre rich then I don't mind.

22. You don't mind squeezing 20 people into one motel room.
I totally disagree with that. I really do mind a lot.

23. Most girls have more body hair than you, if you are male.
Emm... no I guess.

24. You tap the table when someone pours tea for you.
Reall, why should I do that tapping the table when someone pours tea for me? A simple thank you would be easy and good enough. Sry, if this table tapping thing is a chinese culture, I really have no idea.

25. You say "Aiya!" and "Wah!" frequently.
Oh yes! This I do.

26. You don't want to wear your seatbelt because it is uncomfortable.
No, I've never thought of not wearing seatbelt in the car. Unless I'm the back seat passenger.

27. You love Las Vegas, slot machines, and blackjack.
I hate gambling spot!

28. You unwrap Christmas gifts very carefully, so you can reuse the paper.
No, I just rip it open and throws all the wrappers.

29. You only buy Christmas cards after Christmas, when they are 50% off.
No, I only use e-mails and e-greetings now.

30. You have a vinyl tablecloth on your kitchen table.
Oh definitely no.

31. You spit bones and other food scraps on the table. That's why you need the vinyl tablecloth.
Oh! I didn't know they does that by having the vinyl tablecloth because I've never used it before.

32. You have stuff in the freezer since the beginning of time.
Yes.. haha...

33. You use the dishwasher as a dish rack.

34. You have never used your dishwasher.
Doesn't have one.

35. You keep a Thermos of hot water available at all times.
No. I have a water dispenser at home which is connected to the piping, that produce hot and room temperature water at home. So no need to boil any water at all. And it's healthy because it produces reverse osmosis water.

36. You eat all meals in the kitchen.
No, seldome eat at the kitchen dining area at all.

37. You save grocery bags, tin foil, and tin containers.
Only save grovery bags to serve as a rubbish bag later.

38. You have a piano in your living room.

39. You pick your teeth at the dinner table (but you cover your mouth).
No. I try to use my tongue. Hehe...

40. You twirl your pen around your fingers.
Nope. I like to watch people does that but I don't do it.

41. You hate to waste food.
Only sometimes....

42. You have Tupperware in your fridge with three bites of rice or one leftover chicken wing.

43. You don't own any real Tupperware - only a cupboard full of used but carefully rinsed margarine tubs, takeout containers, and jam jars.
My house has a lot of Tupperwares.

44. You also use the jam jars as drinking glasses.
Huh? Does people really does that? That's so cheapskate.

45. You have a collection of miniature shampoo bottles that you take ever time you stay in a hotel.
No, I don't like to collect those things and jumble up my house.

46. You carry a stash of your own food whenever you travel (travel means any car ride longer than 15 minutes). These snacks are always dried and include dried plums, mango, ginger, and squid.
No. Didn't prepare any food or drinks. If needed just drop by those shops to buy it along the way.

47. You wash your rice at least 2-3 times before cooking it.
Yes, isn't that the standard procedure? Well, unless the rice brand instructions say you don't have to.

48. Your dad thinks he can fix everything himself.
Never heard he say such things. He'll try of course.

49. The dashboard of your Honda is covered by hundreds of small toys.
No such things.

50. You don't use measuring cups.
No. Only when baking and making pastries food.

51. You beat eggs with chopsticks.
No. I use fork.

52. You have a teacup with a cover on it.
I don't own such things.

53. You always look phone numbers up in the! Phone book, since calling information (*69) costs 50 cents.
I don't use Phone book. Just search over the internet or ask others for the calling information.

54. You only make long distance calls after 11pm.

55. If you are male, you clap at something funny and if you are female, you giggle whilst placing a hand over your mouth.
Very seldome does that when I laugh or giggle. I just laugh openly.

56. You like Chinese films in their original undubbed versions.
I don't quit fancy Chinese films that much....

57. You love Chinese Martial Arts films.
Oh, those are my least favourite.

58. You've learnt some form of martial arts.

59. Shaolin actually means something to you.
No. I think it's just some kind of sport and religious matter.

60. You like congee with thousand-year-old eggs.

61. You prefer your shrimp with the heads and legs still attached.
I prefer it cleaned. No heads and legs on my shrimp please.

62. You never call your parents just to say hi.
I do.

63. If you don't live at home, when your parents call, they ask if you've eaten, even if it's midnight.
No, they don't ask me those things. Especially not during those odd hours.

64. When you're sick, your parents tell you not to eat fried foods or baked goods due to yeet hay. No, only my grandma told us that. Else, I wouldn't know that we should not eat fried foods when I'm sick.

65. You know what yeet hay is.
Oh, of couse!

66. You e-mail your Chinese friends at work, even though you only 10 feet apart.
Only on work realated matter. Else I just use phone call.

67. You use a face cloth.
What is face cloth? Sorry, no idea what is that.

68. You starve yourself before going to all you can eat places.
Only sometimes.

69. You know someone who can get you a good deal on jewelry or electronics.
I don't know anyone on that.

70. You save your old Coke bottle glasses even though you're never going to use them again.
Never thought of saving those old Coke bottle glasses. So, nope.

71. You own your own meat cleaver and sharpen it.
No. doesn't own one.

72. Your toothpaste tubes are all squeezed paper-thin.
Ya! That's what my mom thought me. hehe...

73. You know what moon cakes are.
Yes, but I hate moon cakes.

74. When there is a sale on toilet paper, you buy 100 rolls and store them in your closet or in the bedroom of an adult child who has moved out.
haha... it's funny imagining people does that. No, I don't.

75. Your parents know how to launch nasal projectiles.
Huh? What is that?

76. You iron your own shirts.
Of couse!

77. You play a musical instrument.
Not really. I didn't finish my piano lessons.

78. Even if you're totally full, if someone says they're going to throw away the leftovers on the table, you'll finish them.
No, if I can't finish it, I'm not going to push myself to eat it just not to waste it.

79. You've eaten a red bean popsicle.
Yes. I like those.

80. You bring oranges (or other produce) with you as a gift when you visit people's homes.
Sometimes. Never got chance to do much visiting around.

81. You fight over who pays the dinner bill.

82. You majored in something practical like engineering, medicine or law.
Does Computer Science counts?

83. You live with your parents and you are 30 years old (and they prefer it that way). Or if you're married and 30 years old, you live in the apartment next door to your parents, or at least in the same neighborhood.
No, I'm not 30 years old yet.

84. You don't tip more than 10% at a restaurant, and if you do, you tip Chinese delivery guys/waiters more.
Can't tell because I don't really count how much did I tip.

85. You have acquired a taste for bitter melon.
Yuck! I hate it.

86. You eat every last grain of rice in your bowl, but don't eat the last piece of food on the table.
I always don't finish my rice.

87. You know why there are 88 reasons.
Yes, tipical Chinese thinking...

88. You see the truth in this and then send it to all your Chinese friends.
I'm a Chinese but sadly to say.... I generally don't see the truth in this. Well, based on all my answers above, you'll know how so un Chinese like I am. This boils down to upbringings. My parents, my mom especially, is English educated so she also don't follow a lot of those chinese tradition things or culture. Most of the time, we don't even know when is Moon Cake Festival or whatever special chinese callendar occasion. But when is Chinese New Year, of course we know! Hehe...

Now, who wants to do this tag/meme? Be my guest!

Love Q #5 - The First Date

This week Love Q created by the author of Short Sweet Love Poem are as follows:

Do you think a man should pay on the first date and if he doesn’t, what would be
your impression of him?

My answer:

Call me old fashion if you must, but I still thinks that a man should really pay on the first date. Because it shows his gentleman manner and his sincerity towards his date. If he's the one who initiate the date, then it is more appropriate if he is the one paying it. If I so happen to encounter a man who doesn't pay on the first date, I would definitely think he's a stingy, insincere, dishonest man who does not take his love interest seriously. And there's a big possibility that he's a man who doesn't not know how to treat a woman right. However, if it's after numerous dates, then it doesn't matter much if he must always be the one paying. Only that the first impression and the first date is the most important thing in this issue.

You can read what others say on this week's Love Q topic at Annz and Mountaingirl's blog.

Last week's Love Q: To Have Loved And Lost

Monday, May 26, 2008

Six Word Memoir

This tag pass down to me from my very good friend, has been sitting on my "To Do" list for the past 5 days. It's hard to do because I am a girl with very few moto in life which is the normal "Have good principle in live and stick to it", "Honesty is the best policy", "Do not do unto others what you would not want others do unto you", "Love your enemy as yourself", "Forgive and forget", etc... etc... And to come out with something with just six word in it? Oh dear, it was quite a challenge for me because of having the intention to make it meaningful and at the same time wanted to express the important essence that I want to convey.

So.... here's what I have come up with on this "Six Word Memoir".

Always belive that love conquers everything

Why love could always conqures everything?

  • Because God love us, he gave us salvation through His one and only son who die on the cross for our sins.

  • Because of love, Jesus forgives and cleanses our sins so that we do not have to suffer the wages of sin which is death.

  • Because of love, Jesus conqures death when He resurected on the 3rd day, which now whoever belives in Him, will not perish but have eternal life.

  • Because of love (even one tiny little bit of it), we do not end up killing one another or stop us from becoming a complete idiot.

  • Because of love, a parent can conqure their fear of death to protect their children from threatening situation such as earth quake, car accidents, fire, etc.

  • Because of love, a couple can go through many unimaginable hardship in the relationship and still be together as long as they shall live.

There are still many things that love could do and make a big change in our life. There are too many to list them all here. If we really open our eyes and see with our heart, you may be surprise to learn how every hardships, discomforts, and sufferings in live could be conqured by just a little touch of love to it.

1.) Write your own six word memoir.
2.) Post it on your blog; include a visual illustration if you'd like.
3.) Link to the person that tagged you in your post, and to the original post if possible.
4.) Tag at least five more blogs with links.
5.) Leave a comment on the tagged blogs with an invitation to play!

I would like to pass this down to Catherine and Dina.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Visitor from UK

I have a colleague from UK who came here for a holiday. His name is Ketan and I have been working along side with him when I was previously with the UK team. He has helped me umpteen times in work back then. When I first heard the news that he’ll be visiting Singapore and possibly drop by Malaysia’s office when he has the time, I was delighted. Because after many working related correspondence, I would finally get the chance to meet him in person. He’s my mentor in work because he’s really good in what he does and an expert in programming complex projects.

Two days ago when he messaged me on MSN saying that he’s now in Malaysia and asking for the office address so he could drop by if time permits, I was ecstatic. It was only until today (22nd May 2008), that he came by the office. So we chatted and I brought him around to have a look at our office here. It was a really nice chatting with him about work and all for 30 minutes or so. Would love to chat longer on current work updates and all but oh well, I got to get back to my work and he got to rush off to do something else so we say our goodbyes and well wishes. He is actually here since last Saturday and due to leave tomorrow. Sorry, no photo of him. Should have taken a picture of him as a remembrance. Well, hopefully I would get the chance to meet again in the future.

Love Q #4 - To Have Loved And Lost

This week Love Q created by the author of Short Sweet Love Poem are as follows:

Is it really better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all?

My answer:

Any mistakes and failure in life are a stepping stone for us to become a better being. In terms of love, if we haven’t fail and lost it, it means we haven’t gain the learning curve that we could reach only through loosing something very dear to us. For instance, a person who is very domineering might not know that his/her forceful attitude has cost their love ones or people around them some inconsiderable amount of restriction on the right to have personal freedom which in turn leads to arguments, heartbreak and suffocates the relationship. They might never learn or have the will to change to be more considerate, to be a better person if they have not lost the love which they once were too complacent with it. Sometimes it takes a lot of failures for us to realize our own mistakes. And sometimes, it takes a lot of heartbreaks until we succeed in love which after that, we need to learn how to maintain that love. So, my answer is yes, I really think it’s better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

You can read what others say on this week's Love Q topic at Mae and JM's blog

Last week's Love Q: Men A Woman Should Never Marry

Monday, May 19, 2008

More changes at work

My year 2008 started off with a big change - career wise. During December 2007, I was told to leave my favorite team with a sister company based in UK to rejoin my current company. So starting 1st January, I'm back here having the need to work with local office staff handling local projects again but with the exception in the specialized field of Healthcare. Well, as I was reading back on my previous post about this transition, I felt that I am truly blessed with my current job because since then, I was being promoted as a Team Leader. I had predicted it otherwise as I was having a great time attached with my previous UK team.

Having said those, my company is having a huge restructuring particularly at my department due to the fact that it is turning Global vise and everything need to be in-line with the company global vision. The main issue of this whole restructuring thing is to increase company's profit of course. And having our Global Director come visiting our office department here quite often now, we always here him saying all these new restructuring things are being set up to produce "On budget", "On time" and "99% Error Free" work. "On budget" I can understand that it's because our country here can be considered cheap labor compare to other countries. A lot of data processing can be off-shored over here therefore we can produce "On time" delivery. But one thing I don't understand is, is it possible to achieve "99% Error free"? I think our big bosses up there are pulling each other's legs on this.

My department initially consist of 10 staff and it has since increase to 60 staff in such a short period of time. They have also spoken of the possibilities of increasing to 90 staff in the near future. Due to this big changes in the company, I have also heard of sad news that some offices in other countries need to retrench people because most of their jobs would be channeling over to our Global center here, which is where I'm at now. Two of the casualties are from my previous UK team because of this restructuring thing, they were being made redundant, so to speak. I am sad that they were being made to leave whereas I am being blessed with still having my job added with a promotion and a nice laptop for work.

My department office area seems very crowded right now with too many new people being hired out of a sudden. We have only just shifted to this current nice office level in Jan. 2007 but there will be another renovation coming soon due to having space issue now. There would also be 3 work shift going on but currently only 2 shift has started for selected teams. If 3 shift is running, meaning my department is operating 24 hours a day.

Few days ago, I was being told about yet another news of my work changes. My manager is considering pulling me out from my current team of two person to create another new team where I would be leading a team of 4-5 person for Australia projects. Having said, the Australian counter part doesn't need us to work in shift (thank God) but just to follow their Australian working hours which they need me and my team to work from 7.30am - 2.30am. Huh? the total hours seems lesser than the normal 9am - 5.30pm that I'm currently in now. Really don't know how they came up with that but I don't bother asking because allowed to go home at 2.30pm sound too appealing to me. But not sure when this would start taking effect as I am still waiting for the official note from my superior.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Casual PC Game – The Lost Cases Of Sherlock Holmes

I have always loved to spend my leisure time playing computer games. Therefore it’s not surprising that I took my further studies in the field of Computer Science and now working as a Programmer. My favorite computer games are those that either involves strategy, investigations, puzzle solving, and role playing, casual games be it online or PC platform.

Legacy Interactive has most recently announced the release of The Lost Cases of Sherlock Holmes. It’s a whodunit casual computer game of theft, espionage and murder just like the kind of thing you watch on Sherlock Holmes movies or read on books. In game, the player must use their observations abilities to solve puzzles and identify the culprit. Those who like mysteries and suspense would love this game. Featuring familiar characters including Sherlock Holmes, Watson, Mycroft, Inspector Lestrade and more than 100 historical characters that will keep you occupied in the world of detective investigation. I am going to download this game and try it out.


Game Features

* Play as part of the venerable team of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson.
* There are 16 different mystery cases for players to solve.
* Over 100 visual puzzles and mini-games tailored to the subject and period of the game reveal a cohesive storyline as you play.
* A wide variety of mind-bending puzzles including hidden object, find the difference, picture Sudoku and picture memory games.
* Realistic and relevant clues for each case.
* Gamers can easily begin their adventure where they just left off; there is no disruption in game play.
* Players can explore 40 historically accurate locations around Victorian London.
* Officially licensed by the Conan Doyle Estate.

Pricing and Availability
The Lost Cases of Sherlock Holmes is available for download at
for $19.95 U.S. The title is rated E-10+. The Lost Cases of Sherlock Holmes is
part of Legacy's MyLife GAMES® series dedicated to smart entertainment for the
busy mainstream game player. Online content syndicate uclick is distributing the
downloadable game through portals and online destinations. Later this month, a
retail version will ship to stores, distributed exclusively by Navarre Corporation. More information on the game and "The Sherlock Holmes Hidden Object Contest" can be found at

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Love Q # 3 - Men A Woman Should Never Marry

This week Love Q created by the author of Short Sweet Love Poem are as follows:

What are the 5 types of men that you
can’t stand and whom you think a woman
should never marry?

My answer:

Apart from the usual gambler, alcoholic, drug addict, womaniser, abuser and smoker, the 5 types of men that I can't stand and whom I think a woman should not marry are...

1.) A dictator
2.) Men who adores themselves more than others
3.) Inconsiderate, selfish men
4.) Stingy men
5.) Men who keep on making promises but never kept even 10% of what they promised.

You can read what others say on this week's Love Q topic at Nurin and Abbey's blog.

Last week's Love Q: Head Or Heart

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Why high heels are no good

Women likes wearing high heels shoes. Simply because it makes our legs looks long and slender. And men likes to see women wearing them because it gives women a more feminine and gentle appearance when they walk. Perhaps to men, it is even more pleasant to the eye seeing women wearing them simply because they look stunning. Have you ever seen a women who wear high heels shoes but walk like a man? That just impossible to do even if you try hard. And that's the beauty of women wearing high heals shoes. We all know wearing those shoes no matter how nice it will look, it is not good for our health. But who to blame? Was it the men's fault because they prefer dating women who wears it? Or was it our own fault of choosing beauty over health? I personally think it's hugely women's own fault for choosing beauty over health, partly fashion's fault and half partly men's fault for encouraging it. I, myself is a victim to my own desire to look good too. And I shamelessly admit that I love high heels and I hate flat shoes.

Here is the health info on the effects of wearing high heels shoes. Source taken from

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Thursday, May 8, 2008

Mr. Postman, what's wrong?

I feel annoyed having wrongly sent mails to my house quite frequently for the past three months. It would happen at least once every two weeks and sometimes consecutively two days in a row. If it were my next door neighbor's, I don't mind much walking over to drop it at their mailbox. But if the mail belongs to someone staying in another street, I am regret to say that I would not be that generous to send the mail over to the correct address. I felt really annoyed particularly when it is happening quite frequent these days. I wonder if anyone would feel the same.

So, I wonder what's wrong with the Mr. Postman who kept on making those mistakes of delivering the those mails to the wrong addresses. My house have a large house number plate sticking on the mailbox. Doesn't he look at the mail address properly before he drop it in? Since I have been receive so many wrong mails to my house, I wonder whether my mails has been sent elsewhere too. Yikes! I dreaded that thought. What if it is some important mail and someone has it? The Postman is incompetent, I would say. Probably he's someone new to the job.

I was having some idea on what to do with the wrongly sent mail since I am too lazy to deliver them to the correct address myself. Thought of putting the mails in a transparent plastic bag with a big note saying "Dear Mr. Postman, please deliver these mail to the correct address and try not to be so careless next time. As you see, there are a lot of them wrongly sent to my house address. Thank you very much!" and stick it in front of my mailbox. But this thought has not been put into action yet. Well, receiving wrongly sent mails is very much better than having discover some psycho steal your mail from your mailbox. If that happens, I would have to look through the many mailboxes design for safety purposes.

Tag: Your name in Japanese

I got this cute, fun tag from Sting. This is a very simple tag and it doesn't takes long to get it done =)

For the instructions, add your name on the list and simply spell out your name using the given Japanese letter- translations below. Tag six of your friends and inform them of the tag. Have fun.


A - ka

G - ji

M - rin

S - ari

Y - fu

B - tu

H - ri

N - to

T - chi

Z - zi

C - mi

I - ki

O - mo

U do

D - te

J - zu

P - no

V - ru

E - ku

K - me

Q - ke

W - mei

F - lu

L - ta

R - shi

X - na

1. OSWALD - moarimeikatate (sounds like america and states. har…. har… har…)
2. CHLOE - Miritamoku — Um…think I still prefer my given name, ha ha
3. GENG – Jikutoji — Actually, I think its cute sounding. Arigato gozaimasu!
4. CONSTANCE - Mimoto arichi katomiku — WOW! Does it sound like an authentic Japanese cuisine? YIKES! I broke it up cos it was quite a mouthful!
5. DORA - Temoshika – Sounds pretty good huh?! Does it mean beautiful woman?
6. Sting - Arichi Kitoji - Sounds like a guy's name but at least it rhymes! LOL!!
7. Amidrin - Karinki Teshikito (I was deciding between Karinki Teshikito or Karinkites Hikito. LOL... still the english name sounds much better.)

Who wants to try this out? How about Lemonjude, Catherine, Osindak and rin-en ?

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Love Q #2 - Head Or Heart

This week Love Q created by the author of Short Sweet Love Poem are as follows:

When it comes to love, is it better to follow your head or your heart?

My answer:

Where love matters, it always comes from our heart. When we feel that little special something about a person, and if love grows from that very first sight, those things comes from our heart. Without feelings, there is no love. But following our heart is not enough for us to make the right choice in love because considering if you love that person but he/she does not love you, that is when you should follow your head on whether to leave or stay on. Staying on in a bad relationship although our heart tells us we still love the person will only makes us suffer more and it will not gives us a happy ending. Therefore, I think we need to follow our head and also our heart when it comes to love. Perhaps, we could say that, at the beginning it is better to follow our heart but later on it is better to follow both of them.

You can read what others say on this week's Love Q topic at Jo-N's blog.

Last week's Love Q: Being Pursued

Monday, May 5, 2008

Can Listerine kill mosquitoes?

This is a very useful piece of information to all. I read about a DIY mosquito spray tips shared by someone who had seen another man using it. "They were at a deck party and the mosquito were having a ball biting everyone. A man at the party sprayed the lawn and deck floor with Listerine, and the little demons disappeared. A year later the author filled a 4-ounce spray bottle and used it around his seat whenever he saw mosquitoes. And voila! That worked as well. It worked at a picnic where he sprayed the area around the food table, the children's swing area, and the standing water nearby. During the summer, he don't leave home without it."

HIS FRIEND'S COMMENTS: I tried this on my deck and around all of my doors. It works - in fact, it killed them instantly. I bought my bottle from Target and it cost me $1.89. It really doesn't take much, and it is a big bottle, too; so it is not as expensive to use as the can of Bug-spray you buy that doesn't last 30 minutes. So, try this, please. It will last a couple of days. Don't spray directly on a wood door (like your front door), but spray around the frame. Spray around the window frames, and even inside the dog house.
Now, is this tips useful or what? Give it a try. A big bottle of Listerine doesn't cost a lot for it's benefit in combating mosquitoes besides cleaning your teeth. Please pass this on.....

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Love Q #1 - Being Pursued

I got this lovely topic to talk about, created by Short Sweet Poems, a website containing sweet rhyming poems and interesting love questions.

This week's Love Q:

If you are being romantically pursued but you are not interested, what would you do to let the person know? For instance, would you be direct and blunt or would you drop hints?

My answer:

Being a rather shy person with having spent my schooling years in an all girl's school, I would say I am not very good at this BGR (boy-girl-relationship) thing. Especially when it comes to having someone romantically pursuing me but I am not interested in him. At first, I would try dropping hints like being ignorant and rejecting everything he says or ask. Most guys will think I'm being arrogant and they will lose interest by then. But as I grew older and having achieved some level of maturity and braveness, I would be direct in rejecting love advances if I REALLY DO NOT LIKE that guy. I could be very direct and harsh in my explaination of rejection which could hurt that poor guy deeply. But that only just happened once or twice in my life time. The rest of the time when I am being direct in my rejection, I try not to hurt their feelings by being as gentle as I could be. Though sometimes my gentleness even when rejecting a date could be misintepreted as an opportunity which in turns, I need to repeat the rejection process many times until he sees me going out with another guy I like.

You can read what others say on this Love Q topic at Martini and Tammy's blog.