Friday, December 29, 2006

Toronto Downtown Christmas lightings

Earlier before Xmas, "The One" and I went downtown supposedly to catch the "Xmas parade" but we went too late and missed it! hehehe So instead, we were downtown to catch some christmas shopping mood and they are..

"X'mas tree" made up of light bulbs infront of Eaton Centre

The Streets Light up in Downtown

We didnt take alot of photographs as there were soo many people, so thats all for now...

Cheerios and keep smiling!
With Love from PoohBear

White flurries..Rabbits??

As promised, although there isn't a "White X'mas" this year, we did have some flurries here are the "white flurries look" from the view of our apartment...

View from our bedroom window

Just next to our apartment, this is the "Woodside square" mall, where we did most of our gorceries shopping and in that mall, there is a little library too where we used to hang out waiting to use the internet. This mall is a place where most of the Asians (as in Chinese or Hongkongers) can be found. Sometimes, early in the morning inside the mall, you can find elders practicing their martial arts or tai chi moves and others gather to do chinese fan dancing too.

View from our balcony

Just infront of our apartment, this is where we catch the TTC (toronto transportation) buses for travelling around as well as where "The One" goes to catch the bus to work.

Okie dokie, thats all for the flurries..when there is REAL snow later in the year (hopefully), "The One" and I will make snowman on the balcony ok!

Signing off for now..

Cheerios and keep smiling!
With Love from PoohBear

Finally we got the Memory Card Reader!

Finally the long awaited photographs that you guys are waiting "The One" and I went to get the Memory card reader and I got to download all the pictures that we have been taking. Respecting "The One" wish (he doesnt want his picture to be known to the world) so I'm going to put just generic pictures for you guys to see on the blog :) as for those with his guys can always go to our yahoo photographs (which I'll post in the emails for you all okie) ;)

As and where its appropriate, I'll slot in the photographs (such as the one of my birthday, our christmas feast...) in the blog. Happy 'photographs hunting'!

Cheerios & keep smiling!
With love from PoohBear

Thursday, December 28, 2006

A little article-Driving in India

"The One" brought back an article on "Driving in India" to share with me, it is something pretty humourous and we both had some laughs reading it. "The One" who's from Pakistan and I, who have been to Pakistan, can definitely related to alot of what the author was talking about..let me extract some little parts from the articles and share with you guys..time for a little laugh :)

"Driving in India-An article by a Dutch National who spent two years in India"

For the benefits of every Tom, Dick and Harry visiting India and daring to drive on Indian roads, I'm offering a few hints of survival. Indian road rules broadly operate within the domain of karma where you do your best, and leave the results to your insurance company.

Do we drive on the right or the left side of the road? The answer is "both".
Basically you start on the left side of the road, unless its occupied. In that case, go to the right, unless that is also occupied. Then proceed by occupying the next available gap, as in Chess. Just trust your instinct, ascertain the direction and proceed. Most drivers dont drive, but just aim their vehicles in the intended direction.

Ocassionally you might see what looks like a UFO with blinking coloured lights and weird sounds emanating from within. This is an illuminated bus, full of happy pilgrims singing bhajans. These pilgrims go at break-neck speed, seeking contact with the Almighty, often meeting with success.

Although the authors have alot more to say, I'll end this with last but not least... (My favourite ;)) Leaning Tower of Passes. Most bus passengers are given free passes and during rush hours, there is absolute mayhem. There are passengers hanging off other passengers, who in turn hang off the railings and the overloaded bus leans dangerously, defying law of gravity but obeying laws of surface tension.

As "The One" and I read with fascination the way the author phased his words while describing what he experienced and saw while driving in India, we cant help laughing away. Hope you guys had a little laugh today reading this.

Cheerios and keep smiling!
With love from PoohBear

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

2nd Anniversary of Asia Tsunami

2 years ago on this Boxing day, the Tsunami in Asia has shocked and awaken the world. Although all these seems so far away, it is always a reminder to love and cherish your loved ones who are with you.

As we all celebrate in the Happiness and joys of the holidays; this date, 26th Dec 2004, someone somewhere in the world has lost their life or someone precious in the 2004 Asia Tsunami. To all who have survived and those who are still hoping and praying, Be Strong.

If you will like to light a virtual candle of prayers, please go to this website:


What does your birth date means for your love life?

I've always been interested in Astrology (perhaps thats because I'm a scorpio). Found something interesting from Edric's blog (althought I didnt know him personally, I got to his blog from my one of my close girlfriend janet's blog).

What does your birth date means for your love life?

Your Birthdate: November 6
For you, love is a natural progression from friendship. You are almost always friends first.In love, you are loyal, steady, and honest. You are not a cheater or even much of a flirt.You are likely to stay friends with your ex... and open to rekindling something in the future.

Number of True Loves You'll Have: 4
Number of Times You'll Have Your Heart Broken: 5

You are most compatible with people born on the 6th, 15th, and 24th of the month.

How true is it of my birthdate??
Verdict: The words description I'll put as 90% true, as for the numbers...I'll leave it to your guess :)

Cheerios and keep smiling!
With Love from PoohBear

A little intimate Xmas affair

Christmas came and Christmas gone..This year, Christmas was a little intimate affair with "The One" in cold, snowless but heart warming Canada ;) Although we didnt have the traditional Xmas feast (Logcake and Turkey), "The One" and I had a big feast of "HotPot" (which is steamboat back home). The day before, we went to the Asian supermarket and got scallops, mussles, prawns, seafood stick, fishballs and seee (photo on the left)...BIG feast for the 2 of us huh ;) and of course, what's a celebration without some booze? We went to LCBO (liquor store in Canada), got ourselves some beers and vodka cupaccino and to complete this Xmas mood..we got our laptop blasted with online radio streaming of Xmas songs..

I was singing in my awful little voice, 'Rudolph the red nosed reindeer" as I was preparing the hotpot, "The One" was like..."plsssssssss" okie, I stopped torturing "The One" for a little while..but guess what? The first Xmas song we heard on the online radio station was "Rudolph the red nosed reindeer"! hahahha...

Just a little special note to "The One",
thank you for that lovely thought (and action) of getting me the Xmas present, although in the end, we didnt get did make me feel very treasured and loved by you :))

To everyone, Happy Holidays and may all your wishes come true!

p/s: End product of our feasting....Pretty much "clean up" huh! hehehe

Cheerios and keep smiling!
With Love from PoohBear

Thursday, December 21, 2006

War Brides of Canada

I was reading one of the stories on the CBC news, "War brides and husbands visiting Halifax say "I do" for the second time." These are brides who married Canadian soldiers during the war time in the 1940s, left their native homeland, travelled by ship and settled down with their husbands in Canada, however some do eventually left Canada as they couldn't stand the 'homesickness'.

These stories somehow did tug a heartstring with me as I can somehow relate to them (althought I didnt arrive during the difficult war times nor did I arrive in ship). "The One" and I started out knowing each other on the internet, like the war couples, we didn't have the time to be together well as the fact of having to leave families and friends behind, travelling more than 24 hours on the plane, coming to a new land to start life all over again with "The One". As one of the war bride said, "Homesick, Seasick, Lovesick", for me in the 2000s, that will be "Homesick, Airsick, Lovesick"

The Power of Love..who is to deny that? I'll leave you with some photos of "Memory lane: The War bride train"

Cheerios and Keep smiling!
With Love from PoohBear

Winter Solstice?

I just learnt something new from "The One", he was telling me that today is the shortest day of the year. I was like huh?? Never heard of that..since I'm curious to learn more, I did a little research. From the site of NOAA (National Weather Service) this is what I found..

"In the northern hemisphere, the Winter solstice is the shortest day of the year (near December 22) when the Sun is farthest south. The winter solstice marks the first day of the season of winter. The winter solstice is the shortest day of the year, respectively, in the sense that the length of time elapsed between sunrise and sunset on this day is a minimum for the year. "

Just on the CBC News this morning, it was mentioned that at 7.22pm tonight, it will be the official first day of winter (21st Dec 06). Yup, "The One", you're right :) Today IS the official shortest day of the year of 2006 aka "Winter Solstice" hmm..must enjoy every single daylight hours I'm getting today!

Something new for me today..learning from "The One" :)

Cheerios and Keep Smiling!
With Love from PoohBear

Tips on how to keep a relationship/marriage growing and glowing:
Always share informations (anything from As-Zs), there's nothing such as a 'stupid' question. Sometimes, I drive "The One" nuts with all my 'why? why? why?' hehehe... It is never about one being smarter or more knowledgable than the other. We learn something new each day from and about each other everytime we keep the heart and mind "open" to learn and share:)

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

It is confirmed..

Yes, many will be disappointed but seems like Toronto is going to have a 'GREEN Xmas' instead of a "White Xmas". Am I disappointed? In a way, a way, No. Yes because I thought this will finally be a 'White Xmas' for me since Xmas has never been "White" back home in Sg..No, because after hearing so much news on the damages that these snowfalls have done to states such as Vancouver, BC and in USA (ruins of parks, power down, no heater, no water...etc) that can be a terrible feeling during this time of the year.

The other day "The One" was saying, perhaps one morning when I wake up, I'll see the earth covered with white snow..."The One" is still hopefully and I think if that happens on Xmas morning, it will be a miracle :)

Well, I'll leave Mother Nature to the Hands of God, who am I to meddle with what God has in plan, isnt it? (Perhaps having some bubble Xmas to 'replace' the snow?) hehe

Cheerios and keep smiling!
With Love from PoohBear

Saturday, December 16, 2006

No White Xmas this year??!!

The other day, on the news weather report, it might be a 'nightmare' that this year we might not see a 'WHITE XMAS'!! geeee...till now, the temp and weather has been pretty weird. "Higher than norm temp at this time of the year", that was what was reported and till today, I havent really seen real snow except for the occassional flurries. "The One" joked that maybe I brought all the HEAT over from Singapore, thats why there's no snow till now hahaha. Will the snow make it in time for this year xmas?! 9 more days to xmas,I'll keep you folks updated if this will be my first ever "WHITE XMAS" or Canada's first "NO WHITE XMAS"...

Sign out for now!

Cheerios and keep smiling!
With Love from PoohBear

Friday, December 15, 2006

Little Revamp to my blog

Decided to do a little revamp to my blog..change the template and did some updating of posts. Do let me know if you like this little revamp or you dislike and any other "constructive" comments will be appreciated :)

oh and by the way, just to let you guys know, sometimes when I have something to write I might not finished writing in one day (so I save them as drafts) so if you might be surprised to see 'new posts' in months when its supposed to be 'archived'...well, you know, writers block sometimes ;P hehehe

Cheerios and keep smiling!
With Love from PoohBear

Fairytale bridals gown you dream about

whats your fairytale bridal design of your wedding gown? is it empire style? off shoulder? with lots of flowers? laces?

I was looking at the Fairytale endeavors bridals and saw some really beautiful gowns that I think in my humble opinion just look 'fairytale'! Let me know what is your fairytale bridal wedding gowns and if you have seen any (or it can just even be YOURS!) share the lovely pics with all the women and lets us envy you too..:)

To a woman,one day to walk down the aisle with her Prince charming in her wedding gown, its just like a fairytale; like a little girl's dream of owning a barbie doll. To the man, think of it as the day when you wore your graduation gown, or like owning your first dream car. That sense of excitment, proudness of achievement, the "end" of one journey and the beginning of another.

Women are sensual creatures, memories make up a large part of their life (be it happy ones, sad ones or even fearful ones) They recall every significant moment of their life (the sight, smell, sound etc of that One Day in their life) as if they live every moment of that event every day...

Cheerios and keep smiling!
With Love from PoohBear

BBB- better business bureau? nah its baby baby baby!

Babies babies on the way..this year alone, I have seen so many babies among my friends, closest and dearest. It is indeed a wonderful sight to see (the babies that is! ;) of course not forgetting the PROUD parents

Just wanna say congrats and best wishes to:'s the OSCAR list!

-my own sister Grace and her 'The One', who has promoted me (yet again) to an auntie to a pair of handsome twins baby boys, Caden and Zander

-my cousin, Ancelin and her 'The One' with their 2nd handsome bb boy, Aden

my friends
- Janice and her 'The One' 1st lovely bb gal, Xin yun
Janice set up a blog for her little princess:
- Lenny and her 'The One' who has their 1st handsome bb boy, Peter
- Wee wei and her 'The One' 1st lovely bb gal, Rei
- Huileng and her 'The One' 1st lovely bb gal

wooo...anymore coming? I wonder :) To all the parents, best wishes and enjoy the wonderful times with your little precious ones!

Cheerios and keep smiling!
With Love From PoohBear

p/s: thought I'll use 'lovely' for the bb gals and 'handsome' for the bb boys...dont want to be accused of saying I'm unfair when describing hahaha

Tips on how to keep a relationship/marriage growing & glowing:
Daddy is just as important as mummy in this special occassion of the birth of the baby as well as parenting. Give the mummies lots of support but dont let the daddies fade into the background and feel neglected ok! Go Daddies Go!! :)

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Getting better every moment

I just discovered that I'm getting a little better each time as I put to practice this Html (computer language as they called) that I'm slowly learning. I'm beginning to learn where to insert and put in Html code to link up webs and stuffs! woohoo..not bad huh..;) pretty proud of myself (considering that its self-taught though..hahaha)

To my "The One" and anyone out there as I always will say 'theres light at the end of the tunnel" just have to keep praying, work hard and I'm sure we will get somewhere.

Cheerios and keep smiling!
With Love from PoohBear

Tips on how to keep a relationship/marriage happy:
Encouragement for each other is very important, however, most of the time the stronger of the two always gets neglected because everyone thinks he or she is tough, coping well and forgotten the fact that the stronger one needs just as much love and care too to get going. Have you shown some love and care for your other half today?

Saturday, December 02, 2006

When the going gets tough, how does the tough gets going?

Words of encouragement, support and little thoughts that are shown all goes a long way in building a relationship. When the going gets tough and can't see any light at the end of the tunnel; these words, actions and the knowledge that there are people out there that care and love you are the driving forces that keeps the tough going.

Cheerios and keep smiling!
With Love from PoohBear

Thursday, November 23, 2006

What will you choose?

Life as a couple is never easy, facing decisions make life better for the family (especially when there are children in the family, as Canada law stated that children below the age of 13 must not be left at home alone) and with the increasing expensive childcare cost; Increasing number of Canadian parents are choosing either of these options:

Option 1: One parent works the night shift and the other works the day shift
Option 2: One parent stays home and the other goes to work (usually the one with the higher pay)

In my view, this is how I see it,

Option 1

Pro: Cut cost on sending children to childcare, children get to spend time with parents, dual income (more money for expenses) Con: Couple relationship usually drift apart since they dont have much time for their relationship (seeing less of each other, one's in and the others's out and vice versa), Can take a tow on health for the partner who's working night shift and might have a negative effect on their social life

Option 2

Pro: Cut cost on sending children to childcare, children get to spend more time with one parent (better bonding?) Con: Reduce in income (stressful for the one bring home the bacon?)

what will you choose?

Cheerios and keep smiling!
With Love from PoohBear

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

My Hatchday, first in many ways

Recently, I celebrated yet another of my "Hatchday" as what my friends and I love to call this special day instead of the usual "Birthday". This year's "hatch day" has been more significiant than the usual "hatchday" as its a "first" in many way..

The First...

-"hatchday" that "The One" and I are celebrating physically together..In the past we can only call, send cards, send presents online

-"hatchday" that I'm spending without my friends and family in the last 10 years

-"Canada Atumn hatchday"..trees balding, cold wind blowing..Red Maple Leafs!

- "white" eggs that I'm having with my birthday noodles (usually at home we have red dyes to make it red, for good luck as the chinese believe)

Other than having all those first, there are the heartwarming moments:

Phone calls, ecards, cards, smses from family and friends in Singapore (they all make that effort to call at different time of the day! nice to get well wishes all day round..:))

Got a surprise from my group of close girlfriends who send me a bouquet of beautiful roses and carnations with baby breathes and a tea cup with saucer for my "hi-tea"...(yeah I miss the times when we used to do that back home..)

Thank you all for making that effort to keep in touch, for remembering my 'hatchday', just goes to show how much all of you care and love me alot..distance doesn't stop any of us from showing our love for each other. Every moment is precious and priceless for me, for I know one day when I grow old, I can tell my little ones how fortunate one is to love and be loved...and of course to "The One", you said something very sweet when we are at the supermarket that night "No gorceries shopping tonight, it is YOUR birthday!" Thank you for making the effort to try and make my day special in your own little ways.

Cheerios and Keep smiling!
With Love from PoohBear

Tips on how to keep a relationship/marriage happy:
Every little things you do count. Its not the quantity or monetary value of the gift that put a smile on your loved ones faces. Even if its just an e-mail or an e-card, its really takes minimal money but alot of quality thoughts to brighten up the day of someone you love.

Cook hard at brewing, do not disturb

Cooking has never been my best talent, but it's one that I do honestly enjoy and love when I whipped up something tasty! Some people "eat to live" while some other "live to eat", I do hope that I'll be the ones that "live to eat"..yummmy...

Since beginning to be a housewife, I have been spending time looking for receipe (Hello "The One", see I'm 'working hard' at home too!), trying out new dishes that I never done before. It is indeed quite a task! Once "The One" goes to work, I'll have to start planning. I'll look in the fridge, think of the ingredients I have and start to formulate what and how I can transform them into something "The One" (and me too, of course) will enjoy together when he comes home from work :)

Seeing his face lit up and giving me that "yummm..." look when he tasted the dishes, always give me a sense of satisfaction! ;) (yup yup I simply love to know that someone enjoys my hours of "hard work" searching for receipe, preparing and cooking). One day, when "The One" told me that his cafeteria lady commented that 'wow..your lunch looks nice, your wife must be a good cook'..wahhh, biggy boost to my ego huh! hahaha

OK, I'm off looking for another recipe for tonight's dinner..something that I hope will bring a BIG smile on "The One" face..;)

Cheerio and Keep smiling!
With Love From PoohBear

Tips on how to keep a relationship/marriage happy:
At the end of a day of hard work, be it for those who has to go out to work or for those who stay home to 'work', show a little thoughtfulness, appreciation and acknowledge the fact that your partner has put in the effort to provide for you (finiancially or emotionally) does goes a long way.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

An Email from Mom...

Mom recently sent me an email...

Subject: Mean Mums

Someday when my children are old enough to understand the logic that motivates a parent, I will tell them, as my Mean Mom told me: I loved you enough . . . to ask where you were going, with whom, and what time you would be home.

I loved you enough to be silent and let you discover that your new best friend was a creep.

I loved you enough to stand over you for two hours while you cleaned your room, a job that should have taken 15 minutes.

I loved you enough to let you see anger, disappointment, and tears in my eyes. Children must learn that their parents aren't perfect.

I loved you enough to let you assume the responsibility for your actions even when the penalties were so harsh they almost broke my heart.

But most of all, I loved you enough . . . to say NO when I knew you would hate me for it

Those were the most difficult battles of all. I'm glad I won them, because in the end you won, too.

And someday when your children are old enough to understand the logic that motivates parents, you will tell them.

Was your Mom mean? I know mine was. We had the meanest mother in the whole world! While other kids ate candy for breakfast, we had to have cereal, eggs, and toast.

When others had a Pepsi and a Twinkie for lunch, we had to eat sandwiches.

And you can guess our mother fixed us a dinner that was different from what other kids had, too.

Mother insisted on knowing where we were at all times. You'd think we were convicts in a prison. She had to know who our friends were, and what we were doing with them. She insisted that if we said we would be gone for an hour, we would be gone for an hour or less.

We were ashamed to admit it, but she had the nerve to break the Child Labour Laws by asking us to work. We had to wash the dishes, make the beds, learn to cook, vacuum the floor, do laundry, empty the trash and all sorts of cruel jobs. I think she would lie awake at night thinking of more things for us to do.

She always insisted on us telling the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. By the time we were teenagers, she could read our minds and had eyes in the back of her head. Then, life was really tough!

Mother wouldn't let our friends just honk the horn when they drove up. They had to come up to the door so she could meet them. While everyone else could date when they were 12 or 13, we had to wait until we were 16.

Because of our mother we missed out on lots of things other kids experienced. None of us have ever been caught shoplifting, vandalising other's property or ever arrested for any crime. It was all her fault.

Now that we have left home, we are all educated, honest adults. We are doing our best to be mean parents just like Mom was.

I think that is what's wrong with the world today. It just doesn't have enough mean moms!

Cheerios and keep smiling!
With Love From PoohBear

Tips for maintaining a happy relationship/marriage:
Being a 'good' wife or husband to your other half is sometimes pretty similiar to being 'mean mums'. Sometimes you have to do things knowing they'll hate you for it but that's because you love them. Show them lots of love, patience, understanding and the belief that what you do for them begin with the right mindset that is, you set out with the mindset that you love them and want the best for them..

Being a 'good' other half is i suppose, the 2nd toughest job to being a mean mom!! ;)

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Dr. Phil

Since coming to Canada, I've been able to watch alot of talk shows. Among the various talk shows here, two of my favs are "Dr. Phil" and "Oprah Winfrey". "Dr. Phil" always has interesting topics of real life stories of families, marriage, social issues..and infact, after every show, I always walked away gaining alot more knowledge about life..

I wish that back home in Singapore, there will be more of such shows..they are informative, reflective and the fact that these people (Dr. Phil and Oprah) have both used their fame to give back to the society and do good for the people who really need them.

Was reading Dr. Phil's website where there was one section on "marriage", when one of the points he brought up "Falling in love and being in love is different", "falling in love is only the first stage of love"..hmm..Food for tots..

I suppose for most people, the starting pt of a relationship is to "fall in love" first and then "be in love". Ever tot if people will "be in love" first before they "fall in love"? such as those in arranged marriages? They make a committment to "be in love" with each other..before slowly "falling in love" with each other..make sense? Is "falling in love and being in love different"? yes i think so, and is "falling in love is only the first stage of love"? I make a pt, what do u think?

"Dr. Phil" website is really informative and I hope to share with you guys out there "newly weds, married-for-decades, thinking-of-marriage", do have a read, Knowledge is Power. However, like any other things, putting theories into practice is never easy....

Cheerios and keep smiling!
With Love from Poohbear

Tips for maintaining a happy relationship/marriage:
It takes alot of time, tender loving care to nuture a relationship...Just like growing a lovely garden; but once you get there, enjoy the beauty that you and your special one hv worked so hard for..

P/S: I've put up links to Dr. Phil web by the side..Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Those 4 little letters...

North, South, East, West (NSEW) these 4 little letters..ARGHHH...those who know me know definitely for sure I'm one with no sense of direction hahaha. Even my girlfriends who drive alway teased me with "if you tell me to turn left, i better turn right, if you tell me to turn right, i better turn left" hahaha

"The One" was trying to teach me the way Canada road system runs..he always praises them for having a very SIMPLE NSEW system..and duh, ure talking to someone with no sense of NSEW here man..

One day, I came up with a SIMPLE WORD direction for "The One" we drank our coffee, I just tell "The One", "OK, next time you want me to go to whichever bus stop just tell me, "bus stop in front of xxx or opposite of xxx or next to xxx, forget about telling me N,S,E,W of where and where yeah? "The One" looked up at me, silent for a while, said "OK" and continued with his coffee questions asked. :)

I guess "The One" knew that those 4 little letters does drive me crazy and frustrated (i'm sure its not just me alone..) when i cant understand where he wants me to be and by taking the effort to make a little change (him saying more words-directional sentence to me) makes life a little easier and less frustrating for both of us.

Cheerios and keep smiling!
With Love from PoohBear

Tips for maintaining a happy relationship/marriage:
Making a little change might be inconvenient for one party, however, with a little understanding, it does makes life a lot better; esp if it makes understanding what each other wants easier, isnt it?

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Sharing quality time

"The One" introduced me to another thing of the new technology.."Online Gaming". hmm..I never knew of it till now, I'm such a mountain tortoise huh ;) (For those of you who have no idea what "online Gaming" is, its basically connecting to the internet to play with a group of 'online virtual players' in a certain game in real time)

"The One" is very hooked on this thingy..He can spend hours on the game (pretty much like me spending hours on the net! hahaha so no major complaints on my part, he needs his relaxation time too huh)

Most days I just sat down beside him and watched him play..I think "The One" do enjoy having me sit beside and watching him "kill" those enemies in the game. The excitment when his team won the rounds or when he has the most 'kills' and of course frustation when they lost or he didnt do well in the round.

Even though I'm not an expert at what he's enjoying, its nice just sitting, watching and sharing his joy and sometimes giving him a pat on his back and say.."You'll do better next round". I'm glad "The One" is willing to share with me something he likes (he never shoo me away saying i wont understand..hehe) Thats spending quality time together too isnt it? :)

Cheerios and keep smiling!
With Love from PoohBear

Tips for maintaining a happy relationship/marriage:
Share something with "The One" even if its not yours (or his) favourite pastime, I'm sure I'll (or he'll) appreciate just having you(or him) by each other's side to share the moments with.

Monday, October 30, 2006


Shopping? for most ladies, thats like a candy treat..for guys (esp guys who hv galfriends that insist the guy should pay)?? its like hearing "a bomb gonna explode!"

Not just do the guys think.. financially (a "bomb" hole in the wallet), emotionally (will I be saying the wrong things (again)? 'time-bomb') and physically (more like an army drill walking tons of hours and carrying those shopping bags ("bombs" that sometimes they paid for!) they just wish they are in Carribean sun tanning and watching bikini babes walking past them..Right guys?

The other day "The One" and I went shopping, I wanted to get a pair of shoe. Shopping here in Canada is relaxing, no rushing and no squeezing with people..(but then I still miss shopping at Taka and Orchard even neighbourhood malls where I get to see alot of people...)

After walking tons of hours and looking at sooo many shoes, finally "The One" proclaimed he needed to sit down and have a rest. In the end we agreed if we cant find any at this 'last' place we will end the shopping trip. I agreed (Im tired too! hahaha btw i'm not a shopping fan too ;))..After walking one last round in the store, "The One" picked up 5-6 pairs and showed it to me..I shook my head when Finally "The One" picked up one last pair and said, "lets try"..and tata..we got our pair of shoe for me!

Reaching home, I asked "The One", "I guess u wont be hving another shopping trip with me huh", he looked at me sweetly, "Of course I will, that little challenge did not scare me!" hmm.. thats one of the many reasons why I love "The One"? ;)

Cheerios and keep smiling!
With Love from PoohBear

Tips for maintaining a happy relationship/marriage:
Patience is a virtue..especially if you practice it with ur loved ones coz most of the time we tend to 'abuse' their love for us by being mean to them..isnt it?

Sunday, October 29, 2006

something 'new' for me today!

Good morning from Toronto, Canada!

Woke up this morning to a beautiful sunshine day after days of rains...We gain an extra hour today after turning the clock back at 2am this 29th Oct, Sat morning. Was sitting with the internet on and my cup of warm milk, I decided hmmm..i'll try something "new" today!Something i never tried but millions of others hv..Finally a BLOG! to let you guys know how i'm doing..esp so with life and marriage life here in canada..

A little idea of who i'm behind this blog: (something for you guys who might not know me, those who know might hv more to say! hahaha)

I moved here from Sunny Singapore to Canada to be with 'The One' after 5 years of knowing each other and 3 years of intensive haha 'courtship'..'Courtship' with a ' ' becoz unlike most couples who were able to be physically together in the same place most of the time during courtship, we knew each other on IRC. Separated by Distance, Space, Time...we still had our fair shares of ups and downs, laughters and tears (believe it or not, we do 'fight' and 'quarrel' over the net too!), separation and get-togethers (just like any other couples!) Just that all these happen though the internet, msn, emails, phonecalls and once a year trip we managed to go on together..Despite all these hurdles, I'm proud to say, "The One" and I managed to hang on and stay on together..

Throughout this 'courtship' there are always 'curious', 'skeptical' people around us who thought "you're crazy! hv relationship with someone on the net??" and there are the "I'm-sure-you-guys-will-work-out" family and friends who stick by us all the way..( you guys know who you are :)

By now, you guys might hv guessed it...FINALLY in May this year, "The One" and I are married! :) Thus the beginning of the another exciting part of life journey as "US", "WE", "OUR"...

Do keep tuning in to find out along with me what I've started to discover walking on this marriage path..Welcome to the "YOU'RE MARRIED" club!

Cheerios and Keep smiling!
With Love from PoohBear