sheylara.com Archives - 06 March 2012, Tuesday

  • “@sheylara: Don't believe everything Facebook tells you - May I know why???

    Don’t believe everything Facebook tells you

    sheylara.com 05 Mar '12, 12am

    Piers pointed out to me today something funny that he saw on his Facebook feed. There were my status updates where I stressing about my essay, griping about not having much time left to finish it. And then, on the same page, it also showed that I was watching Prison Break on Netflix. ...

  • New blogpost! Chicken pox and drunken students

    Chicken pox and drunken students

    sheylara.com 17 Feb '12, 12pm

    Yes, the unbelievable has happened. I have contracted chicken pox. To get it at this stage of my life! Even Piers is laughing at me saying I’m so cute-obsessed that even the diseases I get have to be cute. What rubbish? There is nothing cute about chicken pox, I told him, for it is th...

  • New blogpost! ------ Oh, what a chore

    Oh, what a chore

    sheylara.com 10 Feb '12, 12am

    I was wrong about the pace of study at the Montessori College being comfortable. It very soon turned uncomfortable and then — avalanche! I have been feeling snowed under for the last couple of weeks but I’m hoping to get used to the pace soon. I’m enjoying it, though. At the moment, f...

  • Who needs compliments?

    sheylara.com 23 Jan '12, 5pm

    Piers tried to pay me a compliment the other day. “Your skin is so smooth,” he said. I was about to modestly protest when he added, “Like a pumpkin.” “What?” I said. “No, wait,” he said thoughtfully, “Pumpkins aren’t very smooth, are they?” “No, they’re not.” “Okay,” he tried again, “...

  • [Daily Blog Reads] Finding things to talk about - You know how, in relationships, you reach a point where you run ou...

    Finding things to talk about

    sheylara.com 19 Jan '12, 7am

    You know how, in relationships, you reach a point where you run out of things to talk about? Piers and I got to that stage a few months back. We gradually replaced our bonding sessions with TV. Lots of TV. I was starting to get addicted, too, because England has no end of interesting,...

  • já agora:

    You gotta want the KFC Egg Tart!

    sheylara.com 13 Jan '12, 3pm

    I procrastinated writing this post for a week because it’s such a torment looking at my photos and remembering the succulent, delicate taste of the KFC Egg Tart. Talk about job hazard. Every time I open up my photos folder to start blogging, I get a major craving. A sweet savoury frag...

  • New blogpost! First go at being a teacher

    First go at being a teacher

    sheylara.com 12 Jan '12, 12am

    First go at being a teacher Posted by Sheylara 1 Comment » Today, I taught two classmates how to unroll and roll up a mat*. It went reasonably well. I’m sure they were very impressed by how I patiently paused at every step of the process to make sure they understood, and to covertly w...

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  • A comical post about Facebook privacy by @sheylara

    Facebook the tattertale

    sheylara.com 09 Jan '12, 4pm

    All because Edgeworld, a game I’m playing on Facebook, sneakily told all my friends that I’m playing it. A lot of Facebook games do that, in fact. You can’t even log in to Facebook these days without everyone immediately knowing that you’re at the moment skiving off instead of working...

  • Updated my blog finally!

    Writing a blog while sitting a dog

    sheylara.com 06 Jan '12, 6pm

    I am at the moment dog sitting Basil in Piers’ parents’ house, which I thought is a great setting for starting my blog going again. I’m on a plush sofa. I have in front of me my laptop, a crackling fire and a sleepy dog snoring in his bed. Perfect. The TV is on because Piers, after he...

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  • A new low for telemarketing

    sheylara.com 22 Nov '11, 8am

    I just received a phone call with an invitation to attend a Dior christmas party (presumably because I’m a Dior member and not because I’m a blogger.) I was first told the date of the party, then a list of highlights, including makeup and fashion shows, food and drinks, limited editio...

  • [Daily Blog Reads] The problem with my name on it - I have a problem: The English can't pronounce my name. You see,

    The problem with my name on it

    sheylara.com 11 Nov '11, 2am

    I have a problem: The English can’t pronounce my name. You see, my official name (Shen Qiaoyun) is written in hanyu pinyin, which is the English phonetic representation of Mandarin. So the English would read it as Kiao Yoon because Q is supposed to be a hard K sound in English. Some o...

  • Stalking is the new socialising

    sheylara.com 07 Nov '11, 1pm

    Stalking is the new socialising - http://t.co/jCwxfXIQ (New blog post. No more virus on my blog so come back!) 4 hrs ago Dieeeeee...! My new aligners (#11) won't fit! And I've worn #10 for 14 days already. :( #invisalign 1 day ago Tried 3 days to attune my biological clock back, but f...

  • [Daily Blog Reads] 3 old photos and 3 new photos - I was looking through my old photos cos I'm going to chop off a

    3 old photos and 3 new photos

    sheylara.com 19 Oct '11, 2am

    I was looking through my old photos cos I’m going to chop off a lot of hair on Thursday and need to check what hairstyles I look okay or horrible in. While flipping through my folders, I found some holiday photos of me and Nanny Wen wearing each other’s clothes. It was hilarious. We g...

  • [Daily Blog Reads] Nice photos of nice hotel :) - I've been wanting to blog about Oxford because it's such a beautif...

    Nice photos of nice hotel

    sheylara.com 10 Oct '11, 10am

    I’ve been wanting to blog about Oxford because it’s such a beautiful, awe-inspiring city. But I have too many photos of it and it’s tiresome looking through hundreds of photos to pick the best for the blog. So I thought I’d start off with just some photos of our hotel because it’s a s...

  • Battle of the Sheylaras

    Battle of the Sheylaras

    sheylara.com 07 Oct '11, 1pm

    Battle of the Sheylaras Posted by Sheylara 1 Comment » Just thought I should pop in to say that I’m stil alive and kicking and gaming too much for my own good. (I do have to assert for the record that the right games promote mental acuity, so there is something to be said for gaming t...

  • Piers' chilli plant

    Piers’ chilli plant

    sheylara.com 03 Oct '11, 12pm

    Piers just bought a chilli plant of all things. We were at Sainsbury’s shopping for our dinner when he saw them for sale and got all excited. Piers likes eating spicy food. His tolerance level is about on par with the average Singaporean, which is quite remarkable for an ang moh. Anyw...

  • Blog updated! Of attending Piers' annual company dinner in Leeds.

    Attending a black tie dinner

    sheylara.com 29 Sep '11, 1pm

    I was considerably nervous about attending Piers’ company annual dinner until I saw photos from last year’s dinner. Although declared black tie, an atmosphere of fun can be detected from the photos. There’s a Laurel and Hardy impersonating duo mingling with guests, a Michael Jackson i...

  • The journey to Leeds

    sheylara.com 24 Sep '11, 2pm

    The journey to Leeds (chronology of a road trip) - http://t.co/BgGssZmx 1 hr ago On the 4.5 hour drive to Leeds. I forgot tofu, my mini bolster. :( Almost forgot my dress and Piers his suit but he remembered last minute. 1 day ago I almost forgot my dress and Piers almost forgot his s...

  • I choose chocolate over shopping

    I choose chocolate over shopping

    sheylara.com 23 Sep '11, 3pm

    We’re going to Oxford this weekend. I’ve wanted to go for months but, to be honest, I’m always a bit lazy about going sightseeing. I enjoy the sights and the experiences, but I so hate the travelling. Getting ready, getting packed (if necessary) and then braving the hours stuck in a c...

  • [Daily Blog Reads] Sheylara in bikini and mud - Now that I have lulled you into a (false) sense of security with my

    Sheylara in bikini and mud

    sheylara.com 22 Sep '11, 2pm

    Now that I have lulled you into a (false) sense of security with my short break from blogging, it’s time to unleash upon you more scary bikini photos. Yep. Just when you thought you were safe. I present to you… a diseased-looking Sheylara in bikini. Okay, I’m not actually diseased, bu...

  • [Daily Blog Reads] Do not judge a cake by its icing - I'm taking a short break from Mallorca posts because I've been...

    Do not judge a cake by its icing

    sheylara.com 15 Sep '11, 11am

    I’m taking a short break from Mallorca posts because I’ve been kinda busy shopping for my outfit for Piers’ annual company dinner. It’s a black-tie event and I haven’t got anything with me in England, so I have to buy everything: Dress, shoes, bag, shawl, jewellery, maybe gloves. I ki...

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  • Piers and his creatures

    Piers and his creatures

    sheylara.com 13 Sep '11, 10am

    One of the things that surprises me about Piers is that he doesn’t kill pests. (I think it runs in his family.) Everyone else I know would kill ants, cockroaches, flies or any unidentified creepy crawlies without a thought, by any means available (swatting, squishing, flushing down to...

  • Photos of our holiday villa

    Photos of our holiday villa

    sheylara.com 12 Sep '11, 9am

    The design of the villa is quite plain and unassuming but I really like the interior, tastefully decorated with modern designer effects. It’s airy, with sliding door windows and doorways everywhere so there’s more than one route to get to any part of the villa.

  • Tiny beautiful beaches in Cala d’Or

    sheylara.com 09 Sep '11, 7am

    Accidentally opened iTunes when I wanted to open MSN. Can't resist browsing games whenever iTune's in my face. Bought 3 games within 2 mins. 4 hrs ago If I could start a collection of loose coins that men throw around the house and forget about forever, I'd be a billionaire. 7 hrs ago...

  • My blog is back in business! Have posted an overview of our Mallorcan holiday:

    Our holiday in Mallorca

    sheylara.com 08 Sep '11, 7am

    Mallorca has about 80 beaches surrounding the small island which measures 3,640.11 km2 (but not as small as Singapore at 694km2 ). That is basically the reason tourists flock to this Mediterranean island by the million (6 million in 2010). S’Amarador, voted Best Beach in Europe since ...

  • A holiday is an excuse to be lazy

    sheylara.com 29 Aug '11, 11am

    In a way, it’s good not having wifi. I’m now at a huge villa in Mallorca with Piers and his family, and we’re here till Saturday or Sunday, I’m not too sure. I would be completely disconnected for a week except, somehow, my unlimited Internet on my prepaid UK Blackberry SIM card seems...

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  • [Daily Blog Reads] Sun and swimsuits in Mallorca - Piers and I must be the only two people in the world who go on ho...

    Sun and swimsuits in Mallorca

    sheylara.com 24 Aug '11, 3pm

    Piers and I must be the only two people in the world who go on holidays without a clue as to our itinerary. We do have a sketchy idea: Palma – 3 days Drive to another part of Mallorca – 3 days Join his family at holiday villa – 7 days Drive to yet another area – 2 days The thing is, w...

  • The bikini incident

    sheylara.com 23 Aug '11, 6am

    So, I did the stupidest thing you could imagine. More accurately, I didn’t bring my swimsuits with me to Mallorca, after all that fuss shopping for a bikini, leading to the craziest purchase of my life — FOUR pairs of bikinis. It’s crazy because I don’t even like wearing swimsuits to ...

  • Flash floods in Bournemouth

    sheylara.com 18 Aug '11, 4pm

    Flash floods in Bournemouth. I'm not affected, so don't worry! http://t.co/20hlcmH 1 hr ago I still don't get the appeal of Blackberry after using it more than a year. Feel annoyed and frustrated browsing the web on my Bold 9700. 5 hrs ago Oh no! Piers might not be able to come home t...