Wednesday, December 29, 2010

My Life List

Shu-Yin started her life list , now it's my turn.
Ian already had one (not as much as 100) but mostly what he wanted to accomplish in his life.
Although his mostly contained daring activities like river-rafting in Zambezi River, swim with sharks, etc... (Shu-Min will have a list like that I suppose).

I think this is a really good way to keep in track of life because there are just too many things in life that just happen and before you know it, you are 50 years old and won't be able to do most of the items.
So, here we go. I had to went through a few list including Yin's to add on only those that I want. It is NOT easy coming up with 100, so I have 50 in my list :)

  1. Start a herb garden and maintain it
  2. Start a vege garden
  3. Go to Europe
  4. Pat a dolphin
  5. Cook a nice meal every Sunday
  6. Have LASIK done on my eyes
  7. Separate items for recycling
  8. Watch sunrise and sunset with my partner and family
  9. Real camping under the stars
  10. Have my dream kitchen
  11. Have a hammock
  12. Exercise every day
  13. Cook a complete meal for my family (mum, dad, Min, Yin, Ahyee, Peter, Shern, Ianie) 
  14. Go on a cruise
  15. Bake from scratch
  16. Sew something
  17. Play a piano piece by Richard Clayderman
  18. Scuba diving
  19. Have my dream bedroom + ensuite
  20. Meditate at least twice a week
  21. Visit the fireflies place in Selangor
  22. Watch snowfall
  23. Build a snowman
  24. Fly in a hot air balloon
  25. Visit Disneyland
  26. Witness meteor shower
  27. Dress up in a costume party
  28. Experience cherry blossoms in Japan
  29. Learn to ballroom dance
  30. Attend a concert
  31. Stop work and instead work for something close to my heart
  32. Start yoga
  33. Hug a koala bear
  34. Visit ancestor's home in China
  35. A piano in South Africa
  36. Take up photography
  37. Win over RM10000 in lottery
  38. Make sushi
  39. Eat breakfast everyday
  40. Bake a cake for someone's birthday
  41. Ride on a convertible car
  42. Have my own bookshelf
  43. Have a compost bin in the garden
  44. Own a garden
  45. Ride an elephant
  46. Ride a horse
  47. Moisturize my face everyday
  48. Floss my teeth everyday
  49. Have my dream walk-in wardrobe
  50. To go for a trip somewhere with my 2 sisters - just the three of us! (Yin, that's the best idea ever!)

Sunday, December 19, 2010

"First" time in Johannesberg

Although I have been to Johannesberg a couple of times, it was always for work purposes (where I only see the office and the hotel) or a stopover on my flight to Cape Town.
Problem is, there is no way you can visit Johannesberg without having a car. Public transport is non-existent in South Africa!

Ianie had to be in Joberg for 10 days for his work training. That would mean a 8 working days and a weekend in between. So we decided that I should take leave on Friday and fly to Joberg for the weekend. As his company rented him a car and a place to stay, it would be cool that we can drive around and visit Joberg. I admit I contemplated a little, because the flight ticket will cost me around ZAR1k... around RM400..... well, it is a 2 hours flight. At last i decided that well, if the next time we do decide to visit Joberg, we will have to pay for both flight tickets, car and a place to stay! So off I go, and I think I had made a wonderful decision.

On the ground...
Up in the air!
That evening, we were at Sandton and Nelsom Mandela Square. I was between Mandela's legs! :o

Look at the pretty baobab tree!

The next morning, because I am an "illegal" person in the hotel, Ianie has to seludup some breakfast for me from his free breakfast because I am lazy to go out to get food  :)

Ian then took me to a park which he discovered while he was there. I admit that I always think of Johannesberg as a really really city place, with buildings and buildings, without beaches and parks , but the parks they have here is beautiful. I finally came to the conclusion that Joberg is something like Kuala Lumpur. Actually I think they are almost 90% similar in a lot of ways. More options when it comes to shopping, more competition therefore you get better deals, more high end services eg medical, and you have lovely parks if you know where to go.

Taking photos with the duckies...

A lady saw me and offered some bread for me to throw to the duckies *maybe she thinks I am a tourist?*

And there I was, feeding the duckies... *happy*

Oh shit, they are coming nearer.....

Trying to be cool and move further away and continue feeding...

AHHHHHHHH!!!! (look at my

*jumps over the low brick wall*

Ok.. I guess now I know why everyone else is feeding from behind the wall... be continued in next blog post!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Just Jinjer Summer Concert

It's finally summertime!
Oh well, it's summer since the 1st of December already, but of course, weather conditions are always unpredictable. I think Summer only started just a few days ago.
*cross fingers* I hope next year Summer will come on time!

Summer is never complete without attending the summer concert in Kirstenbosch.
This time, Just Jinjer (a local group) was playing.

See the gloomy skies? Cos it was on the 6th of Dec, and it wasn't quite summer yet ....
We learnt a lesson from last year, you have to be really early to get a spot! Although we still have to sit quite far behind
People poured in 2 hours before the start of the concert already, bringing with picnic baskets, picnic mats, drinks and beers and snacks to munch.

I can't wait for next year when I can bring my family to experience the summer concerts :)

Oh where Oh where?

Oh where oh where is the owner of this blog?

I am actually drafting my next blog post, come back soon :)