Sunday, April 29, 2007

Packing Up and Moving

I've added the celebrity lookalike collage on to my sidebar, coz I realized I had no pic of me, and besides, I'm so flattered to be considered a lookalike to these few gorgeous ladies. ;)

Anyway, the moving date is getting nearer, and I'm really psyched about moving into the new place. But you know what? Packing is such a pain.


I'm not done yet, I still have lots to pack, but they shouldn't take too long. I have pretty much packed everything I need to, so I'd feel relieved, except that I know it doesn't end here. I'm still going to have to unpack when we move in, and that's the really hard part.

I just dumped most of the stuff I have now into whatever boxes they seem to fit into, but I didn't spend the time sorting through them, throwing what needs to be thrown and categorizing what needs to be categorized.

So obviously, I'm gonna have to do all the sorting after I move in.

So obviously, it's gonna take some time.

A lot of time.


It's times like these I wish I was a witch like Sabrina.

Anyway, I'm not sure if the internet is already connected in my new place, so I might have to go a few days without the internet.


Oh well, I'm still really, really excited about my new place! And once the initial work is over, I'm gonna really enjoy it!


Saturday, April 28, 2007

My Celebrities Lookalikes!

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

I'm Finally Moving!

You have no idea how long my family has been preparing to move! We must be the slowest movers in the world!

We've been waiting to move for almost, I dunno... 3 years?!

My friends have found houses and packed and moved and unpacked and settled down, and I'm still here!

But finally, I'm moving, next week to be exact. Finally!

We haven't finished packing everything yet. These couple of days are kinda hectic, trying to pack all my stuff...

I had no idea I had so many books! I spent *days* packing up my stuff, and so far only my BOOKS have been packed! Not my clothes, not my whatever other stuff I have...

Hmm...maybe I don't really have anything except books...

Well, anyway, I spent *days* packing, and have only finished with my books! What do you think that means?

I have too many books! LOL!

Tomorrow is another packing day... Whew! Maybe this time I can get started on something other than books.

I'm really excited about moving. What kind of anticipation you think has built up in me, waiting for THREE years to move. Of course I'm excited!

I'll have lots of pix of my new room for you when I move in. I think I'm gonna love it!

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Lost Friends

I went to bed early tonight because I woke up really early this morning and I thought I'd get some rest, but somehow there's just too many thoughts running through my head.

I'm not really the kind of person who spends too much time thinking about the past and regretting the things I did or didn't do. Not now anyway.

I used to be that person though.

I spent countless hours, days, months...even years, thinking about the past, wishing I had done, or hadn't done, something or other.

I wasted enough time brooding, so I decided to forget the past, because you know what? No matter how much you want to, you can't change the past. You can only learn from it and make your future better.

I don't really regret anything I did anymore, because I *know* now that I learnt from each fall, each mistake, each failure.

Do I wish I made less mistakes? Yes. But there's nothing I can do to change the past, so what I'm doing instead, is making sure I learnt from those mistakes so that my future will be one with fewer mistakes.

I wish I didn't have to lose so many friends in the process of learning though, but having said that, I don't 'regret' losing them.

I had to lose them to grow. I had to lose them to realize the mistakes I made. I had to lose them to understand how important the right people are in your life. And now I appreciate my friends a million more times.

Honestly though, sometimes I miss them... the friends I lost. Some of them were due to misunderstandings and not being able to clear things up because of pride. Some of them were because of immaturity on how to handle peer pressure. Some were because of bad judgement and lack of trust. Some were just because our paths were moving further and further apart.

Whatever the reason, I miss them all.

I'd forgiven them long ago for whatever wrong they did, and I only hope they have forgiven me too. I have been immature, I have been prideful, I have jumped into conclusions, I have betrayed their trust.

I am so sorry for all of that. More sorry than you could ever know. Please forgive me if I have ever done anything wrong to you, intentionally or not. I have learnt my lesson, and I've grown since then. I'm still far from perfect, but I'm trying to be the best I can be now.

I'm lucky enough that I've been able to renew some of these lost friendships, and I hope that maybe one day, all my old, dear, lost friendships will be found once again.

If by chance any lost friend of mine is reading this, I just want to say, I'm sorry. And I miss you.

Saturday, April 21, 2007


OMG! I just watched Beyonce and Shakira's video clip of their new song, Beautiful Liar!

What a turn-on! And I'm not even a guy, for goodness sake! It's enough to make me wanna turn gay! LOL!

Though I must say, if I were to become a lesbian, my taste runs more to Kristen Bell right now. She's just so cute and sweet looking, yet spunky and in your face.

Yeah, I've been watching too much of Veronica Mars lately.

Anyway, I wonder what the guys' takes on Beyonce and Shakira's video are. Would you just look at the way they move their bodies?


Friday, April 20, 2007

Nothing Much...

I've been studying non-stop for the last four days working on my course, and before that I'd been in a seminar for three and a half full days...

I spent the last eight days on my ass, sitting at a table, with no exercise at all!

My body's so stiff, I can't even stretch the kinks out of it.

I need to move! I need to do something! I don't want to sit at the table anymore! I wanna walk, and jump, and skip, and run... and chase some guys...


On the other hand, the studying has paid off. I'm way ahead of schedule on my course, and if I keep this up, I'd definitely finish much, much sooner than I thought!

Which is a good thing, because then I can go to Europe/Canada without any worries at the end of the year.

I'm still not sure if I can afford to go. I really want to, of course, but I feel like I really need to be staying here to do my work and stay with my honey... I couldn't bear to be away from him for too long. Even the three and a half days at the seminar without him seemed like an eternity. =(

Imagine if I went away for a whole month.

Nope... I'm not sure I could.

I never thought I'd be one of those girls who stick to their bfs like glue... But then again, as long as we're both happy, who cares, right? =P

We'll see. Who knows? He might go with me. Or I might go for a shorter vacation. Or we might invent teleportation...

It's possible!


Thursday, April 19, 2007

Sacrificial Lamb

I came across this story about a man who was having an 'emotional' affair outside of his marriage...

Does anyone else see what I see?

Ok, maybe I'm shallow or not as forgiving or whatever, but honestly, I wouldn't have gone back to my wife if I was him.

I've learned that you should never sacrifice your happiness for someone else's, and in fact, you'll start resenting them for it later. If you being happy hurts others, well then, better now than later. Stop wasting their time, let them move on and find their own happiness instead of letting them hang on to something that might never be theirs.

I would've gone with my heart, and not my 'duty'.

Maybe I'm wrong, but to each their own, I guess.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

More Events

So many events coming up!

I have two friend's sons' full moons coming up, and have been invited to 3 weddings so far. How many more to come?

Signs I'm growing older. ;)

Monday, April 16, 2007

A Couple of Announcements

I'm baaaaccckk!


It was a great seminar, and I had fun, but I missed everyone soooo damn much!!

If I said that the last two weeks seemed like much longer while I was reading The China Study, the last four days have been *eternity*! They were jam-packed full of information and life lessons like you wouldn't believe. For some of us, it was a life-changing event... for me, it was an affirmation of what I was already doing (because I had *my* life-changing event a while ago =P).

I'm proud of the people who came up with this and do this day-in, day-out for other people. It's a beautiful vocation when you dedicate your life to helping others and making the world a better place. I'm nowhere near where they are right now, so I respect these people so much.

It's not that I don't want to help people and make the world a better place, but I couldn't do it the way they do. They really get in your face about it, and it's quite personal because you meet the people you help, personally, so when you fail to see positive change, sometimes you might take it personally and feel down.

I'm not sure I'm strong enough to do that, but I'd like to help people and change the world in a more subtle way. You know, like swinging a watch left and right in front of their eyes and asking them to do what I say...


Anyways, it was *TIRING*! Three and a half FULL days! With barely enough time to sleep or eat or bathe or anything! It was like a boot camp! I was so exhausted that I slept through the whole day today.

Well, almost. I spent the rest of the day studying when I wasn't sleeping.

What? What was that?

Yup. Studying. I am officially a student again!!!

Yayyyyy! Surprise! =)

I enrolled in a A-level certificate course in nutrition and after I finish this I'm gonna go for the degree course. I'm so excited about being a student again!

I decided to take it up after I started reading The China Study, that's what I meant when I said so much had changed in the two weeks of reading the book.

I had always been interested in health studies and I'd been reading up about it on my own, I even mentioned just *very* recently that I wanted to see if there was a way I could get a degree just by studying on my own and taking the exams from a university.

And guess what? The Law of Attraction works again!! Ba-da-boom!

I found a course that allowed me to study on my own, and send in assignments and exams and get a degree! =)

I am one happy camper.

Life is just wonderful after I started consciously using the Law of Attraction. If you guys are interested in it too, click on the SGR banner on the side bar. Doncha wish your life was great like mine? ;)

Ok, more later. I'm gonna go back to studying now. Ta!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Knowledge and Mysteries

I just finished reading The China Study by T. Colin Campbell and his son Thomas M. Campbell II. I've gotten so much out of it and learned so much mind-boggling information about nutrition from this book, that it's hard to believe I finished it in 14 days.

Every chapter, every sentence of the book, I learnt something new. This book makes me want to change my diet and lifestyle, which no other book or experience or case have ever succeeded in doing before.

I feel like I've grown so much in just these two weeks of reading this book. It's really amazing to finish the book today and realize that I only started reading it two weeks ago. So much has changed.

I really recommend anyone who's even the least remotely interested in nutrition and/or even the least serious about their own or their loved ones' health, to read this book. What you decide to do with the information is up to you, but at least you know what the truth is and what your real options are.

It's amazing how much I learnt from just this one book. Seriously, read the book!


Anyway, I know I said I'm gonna be missing the internet the next few days because I'll be at a seminar, but I'm also really excited about it.

My brother's taken the seminar, and he had nothing but good things to say about. He won't tell me what's going to happen because he says that would take the effectiveness out of it for me, but the way he's been going on about it makes me really curious and impatient to find out. LOL!

There seems to be a lot of mystery these days, isn't it? My brother's mysterious hints about the seminar... My mysterious comment about something happening soon... *wink*

I'm still not telling. But I will soon! So be patient k!

Tata for the next four days!

Sighz...=( I'll miss y'all!


I'll be at a four-day seminar from tomorrow until Sunday night, and I probably won't have internet access there. Even if I did, I wouldn't have the time to go online coz it's a three and a half *full* days (we're starting at 6pm tomorrow).

So that means...

Sighz. Yup, internet withdrawal symptoms again. =(

Ok, I'm sure I can survive the four days without internet, since they're gonna be keeping us busy.'s not gonna be easy.

Don't miss me too much, you guys.


Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Letting Go and Moving On

In my previous post, I said that I used to be dreamy until reality kicked in.

What not many people know is what I went through to get from dreamy, sweet little girl, to realistic, take-no-shit adult.

Painful life lessons are always...well, painful, and definitely not fun, but nevertheless, they are such an integral part of growing up. And you know, the sooner you realize that, the less you hurt.

When I see people around me suffering and hurting because of situations they are stuck in, I think to myself, 'this was how I used to be.'

I let myself get stuck in situations that hurt, and kept hurting, because I was too afraid to let go. Keyword here: Let go.

I stayed in bad relationships with guys I knew were bad for me, who I knew weren't worth my time or effort, who didn't deserve my time or effort, simply because I was too afraid to let go, I was too afraid to get out of my comfort zone.

People say, "Better the devil you know." I say, "Better the devil you don't know." Coz it just might turn out better, you really wouldn't know til you try, would you? While you already know *for sure* that the results won't be good when you go with the devil you know.

I wasted so many years and even more tears, waiting for something to change, waiting for things to get better... Trust me, it's not worth it.

Don't spend your life waiting for something to happen. Don't spend your life *forcing* things to happen.

Just live your life. Let go! Move on! If it's meant to be, it'll come back to you. Don't live your life waiting for it to come back. Let go for real! If it doesn't come back, well then, you'll have something much better, I guarantee it! You can't accept a gift if your hands are still full of last year's rubbish.

Don't waste your life living in the past, or dreaming about the future. Live in the now!

Jack Canfield once said something so simple but so very profound; when you're driving late at night with only your headlights to guide you, you can't see the whole stretch of road from your location to your destination. You can only see thirty feet in front of you, but you trust that you will get to your destination, because the road unfolds to you every thirty feet of the way.

That's just like life. Don't worry if you don't know the way. It will be revealed to you, every thirty feet of the way. Take each thirty feet at a time, you don't have to worry about the whole 20-50 kilometres, you *will* reach your destination.

I used to be afraid of letting go. Now, if I find myself in a situation that's not good for me, I know I have the courage to let go.

This goes for everything! Not just boy-girl relationships, but any relationship at all!

If you have a friend who makes your worst enemy look like your fairy-godmother, let her go. If you have a job which makes your spirit shrivel up, let it go. If you can't move forward in your life because you're still living in the past, let it go!

Of coz, this isn't an excuse for commitment-phobic people to let go of all their commitments. Come on, I assume my readers are smart enough to know what I mean.

Bottom line here is... Let go of anything that causes you pain, and move forward. Move on and live your life! I only have one philosophy in life, "Do whatever you want, as long as you're happy and you don't intentionally hurt anyone, including yourself."

I'm happy. But it took me a long time to get here. Don't waste anymore of your own time.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Music opens the Doors to Dreamland

I've been sleeping with my I-tunes on the last couple of nights.

The last time I slept with music on was almost six years ago, when my radio still worked. Seriously!

Ok, I do listen to like, instrumental and new-agey stuff to sleep every once in a while, but the last time I actually slept listening to contemporary songs was six years ago!

Yeah, I was surprised too when I realized...

I didn't even realize how much I missed sleeping with the radio on until I fell asleep with my I-tunes still playing last Saturday night.

I slept so well that I left my I-tunes on again last night! LOL!

The dreams I had were wonderful and kinda nostalgic. They were weird, but it's like you're in a fantasy world, you know, and the music permeates through to your dreams and you have like, really...interesting dreams.

I miss my 'dreamy-ness'. I used to dream so much, and have such wonderful ideas and imaginations... It was a really blissful time for me...

Until the real world kicked in and I realized that I couldn't live in my dreamworld anymore.


But you know what, I think I'm still gonna go back to my dreamworld once in a while. I need it to survive. My nights are still mine... and I can always dream.


Planet Hollywood

Last night we decided to go to Planet Hollywood for dinner and dance. We love live bands, you see, and it just so happened that for the month of April, NRG was the resident band for Planet Hollywood. Lone knows some of the members of this band personally, and it was so great listening to talented musicians like that.

NRG: The band!

But anyway, six of us went early for dinner, and what a delicious dinner it was. *Slurp* Not all the dishes were good, but the BBQ Beef Ribs was heavenly!

See for yourselves:

The totally delish appetizer

John's Black Pepper Chicken

Lone's Beef Fajitas was delish! Totally scrumptious and savoury, but the beef was a little overcooked.

Eng Kok's Lamb Shank was ok, but it couldn't compare to Marg's beef ribs!

Charmin's Cajun Fish looks a little burnt. =P

Margaret's BBQ Beef Ribs was the best! Tender and succulent!

My very healthy Honey Mustard Chicken Salad, which was kinda small though.

John ready to dig in.

Charmin, me and Lone

Eng Kok and Margaret

Overall the food wasn't too bad, but Hard Rock beats Planet Hollywood anytime. My salad was seriously small, and after getting used to big portions like they serve in Hard Rock, Chili's and Friday's, Planet Hollywood's salad was a disappointment.

Some of the dishes were overcooked and dry too, which seriously shouldn't happen in a place like Planet Hollywood whose reputation in good food is important.

The beef ribs was great though, but one good thing out of a whole slew of not so good things isn't enough to bring me back to Planet Hollywood.

I still prefer Hard Rock, and I'd rather go back to Hard Rock than Planet Hollywood if I wanted to have a nice dinner and chill out with a live band later.

No more Planet Hollywood for me! For now anyway...unless they improve a lot! =)

Thursday, April 05, 2007


Finally fell asleep this morning at around 5. Sighz... woke up at 12pm.

Despite that...I had a really productive day today! *proud*

I did all the things I planned to do, which was a surprise because initially, when I couldn't sleep last night, I had decided to kick some stuff off my to-do list. But I did them all!

And now all I need to do is just sit back and relax. *smiles*

This is *the* life. =D

For those of you who don't know yet... well, something's happening soon, but I won't say it until it's official, which will probably be like, a week or two later?

So cool your heels, it's not that big of a deal, but it makes me really happy! *squeals*


I'm sleepyyyyy! *whines*

But I can't sleep! *whines somemore*

I've been tossing and turning for the last couple of hours!

I knew I shouldn't have taken that nap...


Tuesday, April 03, 2007

The Witch Princess

Once upon a time, in a land far far away, there lived...



Ok, no...wrong story. Althought I'm psyched that it's coming out soon.


In this faraway land, a long long time ago, there lived a beautiful princess, who was also a witch, by the way.

I know, it's kinda shocking how that happened, isn't it?

But this witch princess's name was Rose Red, and she was Snow White's daughter. She didn't like her mother much because Snow White was such an irritating, conservative, simple-minded prude who overprotected her daughter.

What better way to rebel, thought Rose Red, than to follow in her step-grandmother's footsteps, Snow White's notorious witch-stepmother who tried to kill her?

So Rose Red snuck into the old spell-chambers that belonged to the wicked witch, and taught herself witchcraft from the late witch's spellbooks. She went down there every time she could get away, and she studied all the spells and experimented with all the potions diligently, until one day, finally, she knew she was ready.

On her sixteenth birthday, the day of her coronation to the throne, she turned both her parents into frogs. They kept turning back into themselves every time they kissed though, so she turned them into teapots instead, and the seven dwarves into seven little teacups, and sent them as a gift set to Beauty and the Beast for their wedding.

As soon as that was done, Rose Red decided to find herself a handsome prince to marry. She asked her advisor, the Mirror on the Wall, to list all the eligible princes in the land.

"There are none, Your Highness," he answered regretfully.

"What?" Rose Red shrieked. "None?! How could there be none? What about that handsome prince who lives by the sea?"

"He married the little mermaid a couple of years ago, Your Highness."

"What about the gorgeous Arabian prince, Ali?"

"He just married Princess Jasmine."

"King Philip and Queen Aurora's son?"

"Still too young to get married, Your Highness, he's only ten."

"The Frog prince?" she asked, her voice shrill.

"Married, Your Highness."

"The prince of elfdom?"

"Married, besides, he wouldn't married a non-elf, Your Highness."

"The fae prince?"

"Likewise, Your Highness."

Rose Red closed her eyes and put her hand to her throat, taking a deep breath, she asked, "The troll prince, what's his name? Shrek?"

The Mirror sighed. "Married, Your Highness."

Rose Red wailed and stamped on the floor with her feet. "Is there no one left for me then? Am I to be a spinster for the rest of my life?"

It was too much for her, the concept of being a spinster forever. She threw a chalice across the room, kicked a cauldron over, and almost tore out all the pages of her spellbook before she remembered that she was a witch and could have anything she wanted. She smoothed down her gown and her hair, cleared her throat, and regained her composure. Then she turned to face the Mirror again with her head held high and a serene expression.

"Are there any eligible, handsome, young lads that I can turn into princes and marry?"

The Mirror gave a broad smile and answered, "Why, Your Highness, I believe there are." And he proceeded to list all the eligible handsome, young lads in the country.

Within a few weeks, Rose Red was married to a handsome young prince, who happened to be a wizard too. And the wizard prince and witch princess lived happily ever after.

Well, except for the occasional married couple's spat, which sometimes led to one or both of them getting turned into frogs, and then turning back into themselves again when they kissed and made up.


Sunday, April 01, 2007


Stole this from Synical's blog. Fun!!


Bold the ones you’ve read,
Italicize the ones you want to read,
Cross out the ones you won’t touch with a 10 foot pole,
Put a cross (+) in front of the ones on your book shelf, and
Asterisk (*) the ones you’ve never heard of.

1. The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown)

+2. Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)

+3. To Kill A Mockingbird (Harper Lee)

+4. Gone With The Wind (Margaret Mitchell) - and the sequel too!

+5. The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (Tolkien) - I don't plan to read the LOTR series, but I *would* touch them with a 10 foot pole...

+6. The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (Tolkien)

+7. The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers (Tolkien)

+8. Anne of Green Gables (L.M. Montgomery) - and all the sequels!

9. Outlander (Diana Gabaldon)

*10. A Fine Balance (Rohinton Mistry)

+11. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (J.K Rowling)

12. Angels and Demons (Dan Brown)

13. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Rowling)

14. A Prayer for Owen Meany (John Irving)

15. Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden)

+16. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (J.K. Rowling)

*17. Fall on Your Knees(Ann-Marie MacDonald)

18. The Stand (Stephen King)

+19. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (J.K. Rowling) - stop it with the Harry Potter already! Just becoz I read them doesn't mean I loved them.

+20. Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)

+21. The Hobbit (Tolkien)

22. The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)

+23. Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)

24. The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold) - I read it and I had the book, but I didn't like it, so I gave it away.

25. Life of Pi (Yann Martel)

26. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)

+27. Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte) - read it twice already, but don't remember it. I was very young when I read it.

+28. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (C. S. Lewis)

29. East of Eden (John Steinbeck)

30. Tuesdays with Morrie (Mitch Albom) - I read this, but it didn't impress me and I wouldn't read any of his other books ever.

+31. Dune (Frank Herbert)

32. The Notebook (Nicholas Sparks)

*33. Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)

34. 1984 (George Orwell)

+35. The Mists of Avalon (Marion Zimmer Bradley) - read it twice and loved it so much I went and got two copies! (by mistake =P)

36. The Pillars of the Earth (Ken Follett)

*37. The Power of One (Bryce Courtenay)

+38. I Know This Much is True (Wally Lamb) - really intense, not an easy book to read emotionally.

+39. The Red Tent (Anita Diamant)

40. The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho)

+41. The Clan of the Cave Bear (Jean M. Auel) - and the sequels too!

42. The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)

43. Confessions of a Shopaholic (Sophie Kinsella) - I like her other books, but I won't read the shopaholic series.

44. The Five People You Meet In Heaven (Mitch Albom) - Never ever ever!

45. The Bible - I want to read it just to know what's so powerful about it to Christians.

46. Anna Karenina (Tolstoy)

+47. The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas) - I love it! One of the best books ever!

48. Angela’s Ashes (Frank McCourt)

49. The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)

+50. She’s Come Undone (Wally Lamb) - another really intense book.

+51. The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver)

52. A Tale of Two Cities (Dickens)

53. Ender’s Game (Orson Scott Card)

+54. Great Expectations (Dickens)

+55. The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald)

*56. The Stone Angel (Margaret Laurence)

+57. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Rowling)

58. The Thorn Birds (Colleen McCullough)

+59. The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood) - really good book, food for thought.

+60. The Time Traveller’s Wife (Audrew Niffenegger)

61. Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)

*62. The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand)

63. War and Peace (Leo Tolstoy)

64. Interview With The Vampire (Anne Rice)

*65. Fifth Business (Robertson Davis)

66. One Hundred Years Of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)

67. The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants (Ann Brashares)

68. Catch–22 (Joseph Heller)

69. Les Miserables (Hugo)

+70. The Little Prince [Le Petit Prince] (Antoine de Saint–Exupery)

+71. Bridget Jones’ Diary (Fielding)

72. Love in the Time of Cholera (Marquez)

+73. Shogun (James Clavell)

74. The English Patient (Michael Ondaatje)

+75. The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett)

*76. The Summer Tree (Guy Gavriel Kay)

77. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith)

78. The World According To Garp (John Irving)

*79. The Diviners (Margaret Laurence)

+80. Charlotte’s Web (E.B. White)

*81. Not Wanted On The Voyage (Timothy Findley)

82. Of Mice And Men (Steinbeck)

+83. Rebecca (Daphne DuMaurier)

84. Wizard’s First Rule (Terry Goodkind)

+85. Emma (Jane Austen)

86. Watership Down(Richard Adams)

87. Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)

*88. The Stone Diaries (Carol Shields)

*89. Blindness (Jose Saramago)

90. Kane and Abel (Jeffrey Archer)

*91. In The Skin Of a Lion (Ondaatje)

+92. Lord of the Flies (Golding)

+93. The Good Earth (Pearl S. Buck)

+94. The Secret Life of Bees (Sue Monk Kidd)

95. The Bourne Identity (Robert Ludlum)

96. The Outsiders (S.E. Hinton)

+97. White Oleander (Janet Fitch)

+98. A Woman of Substance (Barbara Taylor Bradford) - don't remember it though

99. The Celestine Prophecy (James Redfield)

100. Ulysses (James Joyce)


It's only when I take a look around me at what other people are going through, that I realize just how lucky I am to have found you.

Perhaps I am too demanding, I ask a lot of you, and of course no one is perfect, and no relationship is perfect... and maybe my mistake is that I keep focusing on the imperfections. But when I look around, and see things in perspective, I realize that I am the luckiest girl in the world to have you.

When I was 18, someone gave me this advice which I never forgot: "Do whatever you want, as long as you're happy and you don't hurt anyone else."

I've only met her once, and I don't even remember her name, but her one simple sentence changed my life more than anything else. Whenever I am in a dilemma, whenever I'm not sure what to do, or what path to choose, I remember what she said; "Do whatever you want, as long as you're happy and you don't hurt anyone else."

That one sentence made me a less judgmental person, more open-minded and accepting of other people's principles and values, and it made me more willing to try new things.

Most importantly, it made me realize, we are meant to be happy in our lives. It is the one ultimate answer to the big question; "Why are we here? What is our purpose on earth?"

The answer; "To be happy."

It's so simple. Yet most of us forget that. Even me.

But not when I'm with you. You make me happy. Even when we're arguing, you make me happy that it's you I'm arguing with. Good times, bad times, crazy doesn't matter. I'm happy because I'm sharing them with you.

I'm grateful for your unwavering faith in me and in our relationship. You'll never know just how much I appreciate your confidence and your certainty that this, "us" is what you want for the rest of your life. You'll never know just how much I appreciate your strengh and determination not to let go of what we have, imperfections and all.

It's not easy to be with me, I know more than anyone else how demanding I can be. But you rose to the occasion, you lived up to all my expectations and more. You know this already, but I'll tell you again anyway, you're one in a million, my diamond in the rough.

Love you. =)