courtesy for u and me

took the bus to work today and was really impressed with some of the sporeans i came across today.

First up on bus 980, two men leapt off their seats when an old lady supported by her daughter clambered up the bus. Leapt! No hesitation!

Second from bus 165, i watched as a most cheerful man held the bus behind in the bus bay so that would- be passengers could catch up to the bus. It was so surprising as my experiences have been with singaporeans who would pretend not to see you while you run for the bus although all they’d have to do was to hold up their hands to signal to the driver to wait.

So so happy to see what i saw today. I guess i have to stop generalising that all singaporeans are rude and that’s there’s no space for courtesy and civic responsibility on our little island.

iva@nokiaE75

courtesy for u and me

took the bus to work today and was really impressed with some of the sporeans i came across today.

First up on bus 980, two men leapt off their seats when an old lady supported by her daughter clambered up the bus. Leapt! No hesitation!

Second from bus 165, i watched as a most cheerful man held the bus behind in the bus bay so that would- be passengers could catch up to the bus. It was so surprising as my experiences have been with singaporeans who would pretend not to see you while you run for the bus although all they’d have to do was to hold up their hands to signal to the driver to wait.

So so happy to see what i saw today. I guess i have to stop generalising that all singaporeans are rude and that’s there’s no space for courtesy and civic responsibility on our little island.

iva@nokiaE75

courtesy for u and me

took the bus to work today and was really impressed with some of the sporeans i came across today.

First up on bus 980, two men leapt off their seats when an old lady supported by her daughter clambered up the bus. Leapt! No hesitation!

Second from bus 165, i watched as a most cheerful man held the bus behind in the bus bay so that would- be passengers could catch up to the bus. It was so surprising as my experiences have been with singaporeans who would pretend not to see you while you run for the bus although all they’d have to do was to hold up their hands to signal to the driver to wait.

So so happy to see what i saw today. I guess i have to stop generalising that all singaporeans are rude and that’s there’s no space for courtesy and civic responsibility on our little island.

iva@nokiaE75

courtesy for u and me

took the bus to work today and was really impressed with some of the sporeans i came across today.

First up on bus 980, two men leapt off their seats when an old lady supported by her daughter clambered up the bus. Leapt! No hesitation!

Second from bus 165, i watched as a most cheerful man held the bus behind in the bus bay so that would- be passengers could catch up to the bus. It was so surprising as my experiences have been with singaporeans who would pretend not to see you while you run for the bus although all they’d have to do was to hold up their hands to signal to the driver to wait.

So so happy to see what i saw today. I guess i have to stop generalising that all singaporeans are rude and that’s there’s no space for courtesy and civic responsibility on our little island.

iva@nokiaE75

preserving traditions

last few weekends have been wedding filled. i typically detest weddings unless they’re for really very close friends. otherwise, i think they’re boring events especially typical malay weddings where everyone under the sun is invited, and the experience never personal. often, you’d go to the wedding and not have time to say hi to the bride or groom at all. yucks. that’s why i made sure my own wedding was fun-filled and i had lots of time to hang out with everyone.

anyway, wak’s wedding was fun. and he had a very traditional javanese wedding processions accompany him when ‘collecting’ his bride. it’s been a long time since i’ve seen such a traditional procession, and i did love the music and the colour.

i think its important that we preserve our traditions and cultures this way- its just that i wouldn’t want to be the bride or the groom- too much attention and fuss for me. i prefer it a little low key. hmm… i know i sound hypocritical, as if i think culture should be displayed or exhibited in a museum, but not part of my own life and way of living.

i guess.

preserving traditions

last few weekends have been wedding filled. i typically detest weddings unless they’re for really very close friends. otherwise, i think they’re boring events especially typical malay weddings where everyone under the sun is invited, and the experience never personal. often, you’d go to the wedding and not have time to say hi to the bride or groom at all. yucks. that’s why i made sure my own wedding was fun-filled and i had lots of time to hang out with everyone.

anyway, wak’s wedding was fun. and he had a very traditional javanese wedding processions accompany him when ‘collecting’ his bride. it’s been a long time since i’ve seen such a traditional procession, and i did love the music and the colour.

i think its important that we preserve our traditions and cultures this way- its just that i wouldn’t want to be the bride or the groom- too much attention and fuss for me. i prefer it a little low key. hmm… i know i sound hypocritical, as if i think culture should be displayed or exhibited in a museum, but not part of my own life and way of living.

i guess.

preserving traditions

last few weekends have been wedding filled. i typically detest weddings unless they’re for really very close friends. otherwise, i think they’re boring events especially typical malay weddings where everyone under the sun is invited, and the experience never personal. often, you’d go to the wedding and not have time to say hi to the bride or groom at all. yucks. that’s why i made sure my own wedding was fun-filled and i had lots of time to hang out with everyone.

anyway, wak’s wedding was fun. and he had a very traditional javanese wedding processions accompany him when ‘collecting’ his bride. it’s been a long time since i’ve seen such a traditional procession, and i did love the music and the colour.

i think its important that we preserve our traditions and cultures this way- its just that i wouldn’t want to be the bride or the groom- too much attention and fuss for me. i prefer it a little low key. hmm… i know i sound hypocritical, as if i think culture should be displayed or exhibited in a museum, but not part of my own life and way of living.

i guess.

preserving traditions

last few weekends have been wedding filled. i typically detest weddings unless they’re for really very close friends. otherwise, i think they’re boring events especially typical malay weddings where everyone under the sun is invited, and the experience never personal. often, you’d go to the wedding and not have time to say hi to the bride or groom at all. yucks. that’s why i made sure my own wedding was fun-filled and i had lots of time to hang out with everyone.

anyway, wak’s wedding was fun. and he had a very traditional javanese wedding processions accompany him when ‘collecting’ his bride. it’s been a long time since i’ve seen such a traditional procession, and i did love the music and the colour.

i think its important that we preserve our traditions and cultures this way- its just that i wouldn’t want to be the bride or the groom- too much attention and fuss for me. i prefer it a little low key. hmm… i know i sound hypocritical, as if i think culture should be displayed or exhibited in a museum, but not part of my own life and way of living.

i guess.

hello flawless – benefit


i’ve always had a problem with foundations and powders. it never stays on well, and slicks off as my combination skin begins to oil up. attracted by the so cute packaging of hello flawless by benefit, i decided to give it a try.

it’s worked fabulously, my skin is much closer to flawless in make up than it ever was. and better still, the make up actually lasts. in fact, i headed to the gym after work with the powder on, and my skin looked still nicely made up after 30 minutes on the treadmill.

it comes with a sponge applicator and a little brush, and the little brush is perfect for touch ups during the day.

i love!

hello flawless – benefit


i’ve always had a problem with foundations and powders. it never stays on well, and slicks off as my combination skin begins to oil up. attracted by the so cute packaging of hello flawless by benefit, i decided to give it a try.

it’s worked fabulously, my skin is much closer to flawless in make up than it ever was. and better still, the make up actually lasts. in fact, i headed to the gym after work with the powder on, and my skin looked still nicely made up after 30 minutes on the treadmill.

it comes with a sponge applicator and a little brush, and the little brush is perfect for touch ups during the day.

i love!