Sunday, 25 July 2010

Dog sitter's diary

After weeks of jetsetting, I am glad to be home finally with no outstanding travelling commitments. While being homebound, I am entrusted with the task of being dog-sitter for a week. Dad and Mum have gone on vacation in Japan, and even sis is away in Europe. So it's just me and the dogs spending some one-on-one time together in the next few days.

With 2 dogs at home, it is like having a leaking faucet. Clearing their excretion becomes almost a full time job. On top of that is the preparation of gourmet meals of lamb and vegetables twice a day for the 2 connoisseurs. Plus brushing and grooming them, it is all the time I have in one evening.

At 7am, both dogs have hearty appetite.

Cowboy is obviously quite interested in the toasts.

As I watch the dogs doze off by the balcony while basking in the mild morning sun and light breeze, I am contented to have them in my company when my family is away. I am thankful that these creatures are created, for they are truly man's best friends.

Looking great after returning from the groomer's.

Sunday, 18 July 2010






Friday, 9 July 2010


I've asked myself many times which is my favourite Beatles song. But it is simply too hard to decide because the band has mostly marvellous pieces.

People often say that there is a Beatles song for every ocassion. It is true indeed. When your car is hit by a cowardly hit and run driver at the carpark, you tell yourself "Let it be". For my friends who have to work till wee hours at month end closing, I dedicate the song "8 Days a week" especially to them. Where to go for vacation? How about "Back in the USSR"? And on Saturday evenings while you wait impatiently in front of the radio for the 4D results to be announced, your heart is singing "Please Please me".

The Beatles at Cavern Club

Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Sir Paul McCartney

The Beatlemania on tour, that's about the closest I'll ever get to watching a live "Beatles" performance. 4 impersonating artists performed hit songs from The Beatles at the Esplanade Theatre tonight. Although they obviously lack the charms and charisma of the orignal Beatles members, they did their trade pretty well. Minus the personality aspects, The Beatles are still the greatest! Their songs move hearts, if not, at least the butts, as more than half the audience in Esplanade were on their feet by the end of the concert.

As I looked at footages from the 60s of fanatic Beatles fans on the screen, I began to wonder how it will be for me 20 years down the road, who will be the one standing beside me and if Mayday will still be performing my favourite songs... Perhaps I will no longer have the stamina to stand throughout a 3 hour concert, but you can count on it that I'll still be screaming!!!

Wednesday, 7 July 2010