Archive for December 2005

Mission accomplish

Completed my santa’s mission of giving out all the X-mas present. Okie lah, this year was simple, after all, I only bought 5 presents.

Come to think of it, I still got a old X-mas present in my drawer. I bought it in 2003 for my ex. Didn’t get to meet her during X-mas period. I think I did meet her a couple of times few months after X-mas, but I forgot to bring the present along. Then I tot of re-using it for 2004 X-mas. But I still didn’t get to meet her.

Now 2005 already. What should I do with the present? Treat it as X-mas present for 2005? or keep in that box of mine where I store all my memories of her.

(Nope, I cannot use it myself because its a card holder for ladies)

Boxing Day

Today is boxing day.

Ok, I know, not this kind of boxing. Anway, anyone knows why the 2nd day of X-mas is call boxing day? I don’t know, I check wikipedia but it also didn’t give me a exact answer. Nobody knows exactly the origin of boxing day. No, there is 100% no boxing matches on 26 Dec.

Anyway, got a few very interesting X-mas present this year. I’ve mentioned the Mari Mari Marimo in my previous entry. But I forgot to mention that ShanShan, Audrey and Anders also gave me a cute cute greenie soft toy too.

Thanks for the presents guys. Cute hor? But I find that red tag infront of it abit stupid. Got this urge to cut it out. Hahaha….

On top of the Marimo and softtoy, they also gave me an “espresso machine”! Just like what I wished for in my X-mas wishlist. But only problem is, this espresso machine no power plug 1. :(

Got 1 question…. How to use huh? Anyone know?

Then ZhenZhen gave me a present wrapped in a very shiny wrapping paper. My eyes almost ganna blinded by it.

It is a Baby Blues calendar!! Yippie. Just in time. My 2005 Baby Blue Calendar is finishing soon. Xie xie ni.

So will I get the 2007 Baby Blues calendar 365 days later? hee hee :D

Thank you everyone for the lovely presents.

Si Bei Friendly


I don’t read sporting news. But Ah Gu posted 1 article which caught my attention.

Soccer: New S.League club Sporting Afrique plays sparring match with Korean team

Soccer team Sporting Afrique from Africa will be the latest addition to next year’s S.League season.
The team was in action on Saturday against a visiting Korean team called Bugs Sports Corporation.

Played at Jalan Besar stadium, the friendly game attracted about a hundred spectators and ended in a 2-2 draw.

And while the Africans took an early lead, that was not the highlight of the first half.

What took the spotlight was the sending off of the Korean goalkeeper for handling the ball outside his penalty area.

And as the Koreans came without a replacement keeper, they had to use the African’s reserve keeper.

After the break the Africans increased their lead.

Not to be outdone, the Korean outfit which has plans to play in the S.League scored a goal minutes later and later levelled the score at two goals each due to a defensive lapse by Sporting Afrique.

Still Sporting Afrique, comprising players from 6 African countries, showed that they would be capable of some entertaining football come March 2006 but have set a modest target.

Collin Chee, President, Sporting Afrique, said: “For me top 6 I will be very happy. Anything more than top 6 would be a bonus for us. Our mascot is a flamingo and we call ourselves flamboyant flamingos.” – CNA/ch

Really very friendly. No replacement goalkeeper can borrow from opponent. Where can you find such friendly matches? haha….

Mari Mari Marimo

ShanShan, Audrey and Anders seems very excited last night while waiting for me to open my X-mas present. They were saying it can make my iBook wish come true. Or my dream lover come to me. It’s everything I ever wish for.

I was wondering, how did they managed to put everything I wish for in a box. After all, I didn’t mention to many people that I also wish for a Lexus SC Hardtop Convertible. Let me filful my iBook wish 1st.

Anyway, I open the box and found a bottle of Algae. Not a ordinary Algae, but the Mari Mari Marimo. You know that green green ball algae from Japan. It is suppose to be able to reset your future with a sincere wish. Dreams will come true. (Ok, I had a very bad nightmare last night, please that one don’t come true ok?)

The ibook is a misinterpretation by Anders. What iBook? The bottle is pink colour lor. Pink stands for Love and Relationship. Yellow for Wealth. Green for health. Red for success.

Wait…. WHY NO iBook!?!?!?! They should come out with a white bottle for iBook.

And so, they were telling me if I must take good care of it, then let it grow big so that my wish of finding my dream gal will come true. Err… guys, that thing grows at a rate of 5mm per year. At this rate, I don’t know when will I meet my dream gal. Maybe I’ll see her infront of my grave.

Perhaps I shouldn’t make a wish infront of it. What if it die 1 day? Like that I’ll never be able to meet my dreamgal!?!?!

I’m seriously thinking if I should give it a name. I wonder if it has any gender too. Maybe I should bring it over to the shop and ask the salesgal if they can tell me what gender my Marimo is. And it look kinda lonely in the bottle by itself. Perhaps I should find it a partner. The owner lonely, doesn’t means the “pet” have to be lonely too. I can’t find a partner myself, but the least I can do is to find a partner for it rite? Or anyone wanna help my poor Marimo find a partner? Today is only the 1st day of X-mas. Still got 11 days. :D

Anyway, I went online and do some read up on Marimo. Found some interesting sites. Malaysia Bloggers are talking about it too. Why their bottles more chio than mine???

Found another article by Martin Kelly. The real name for Marimo is Cladophora aegagropila. (How the heck do you pronounce it anyway?)

This raises the question, what really are these plants that are turning up in our shops and on our showbenches? If they truly, are Cladophora aegagropila. which are supposedly protected in Iceland and Japan. then where do they come from? It they’re not, they must be of the hand rolled variety, in which case the aquarist should be wary.

So what exactly is it? Is it really a Marimo or a Algae hand rolled into a ball shape? Hmmm…. Perhaps the Japan embssay can help. After all, I got their Natural Treasure in my hands…..

Thanks ShanShan, Audrey and Anders for the wonderful present. Now I need to give it a name. Any suggestions? :D

Merry X-mas

Merry X-mas everyone.

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas
Just like the ones I used to know
Where the treetops glisten,
and children listen
To hear sleigh bells in the snow

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas
With every Christmas card I write
May your days be merry and bright
And may all your Christmases be white

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas
With every Christmas card I write
May your days be merry and bright
And may all your Christmases be white